It can be fascinating watching the interaction around the pool in a resort. Lately I’ve seen two "pool gods" – those self-important individuals that know everything, and want YOU to know that they know everything.
Pool God #1 – Tremendously overweight and tanned to the point of being orange – he looked either like an oversized tangelo or basketball. PG1 arrived with a huge dive casing for his camcorder, complete with external lights. This thing could not be missed, and he proceeded to inform the entire pool of its operation as he videoed his kid underwater. He videoed other kids (kinda weird, if you ask me) and offered to send copies to the parents.
PG1 was also a wealth of information about everything dive-related. He was also into control, not only of the behaviour of his kids, but of his adult friends, as well. One was assigned the task of contacting some Cuban restaurant he had chosen, and another was delated for some other task. We immediately decide that Cuban cuisine was off the menu for us.
Pool God #2 – Another basketball – overweight and orange. This guy first proceeded to walk into the middle of the pool and talk loudly on his cell phone. His important business apparently could not be postponed, even for a vacation. When the call ended, he then started passing a football to his son – on the opposite end of the pool. It got away from the kid a couple of times, and once even bounced into the pool bar. Several other patrons expressed concern, but PG2 kept playing. He was too important to be considerate.