Friday, September 18, 2015

Please Don't Talk To The Lifeguard

I'm fine. Still not brilliant. Still not completely awful.

Yada yada yada. That's all I'll say about my mood.

Oh, except one more thing...

Am I ever grateful to San Geraldo for being my lifeguard (socorrista, in Spanish).

Speaking of lifeguards, I find the cultural differences between those in New York and those here in Fuengirola to be fascinating.

So, here are some Brighton Beach/Coney Island lifeguards and Fuengirola socorristas... for totally academic cultural-anthropological comparison, of course.

(Click any image for the bigger picture.)

CONEY ISLAND. 
BIKINIS AND BODIES-BEAUTIFUL STILL CLUSTER.
CONEY ISLAND LIFEGUARD SWINGING HIS WHISTLE.
A FRIENDLY WAVE FROM A FUENGIROLA SOCORRISTA.
FUENGIROLA SOCORRISTA ON PATROL.

Guess I'll swim way out into the sea...

24 comments:

  1. can't play video here but will check on Youtube.
    Great study! I was an anthropology major! So I just know things!! lol

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    1. Jim:
      I should just start including the YouTube link below the video just in case. I never know what will play and what won't. Hope you can listen.

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  2. Orange always make things look better!!

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  3. I wonder how many folks clicked to get a close-up of the lifeguard swinging his whistle....

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    1. Sharon:
      And I probably should have started with a closer view. It appeared to be a very nice whistle...

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  4. I've made a deal with the lifeguard where I swim; they won't leave me on the bottom of the pool for more than 45 minutes. I really appreciate that.

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    1. Stephen:
      I've heard some people in Oregon can be very kind.

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  5. I am always happy to see your academic and educational photos.

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    1. Andrew:
      I'm glad. I take my research very seriously.

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    1. Wilma:
      Did you click the first photo? (Although the whistle isn't swinging in that shot.)

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  7. I bet that whistle-swinger gets a fair few whistles from beach-goers!

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    1. Michelle:
      And proud of it. It as fascinating to see how many people had questions for him. So much for not talking to the lifeguard.

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  8. What brand of swimwear is that in orange, did you enquire?

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    1. Laurent:
      I wish I knew. Apparently, anyone who puts them on immediately looks like that guy. Magic!

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  9. Perhaps I should go to the beach more...

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    1. Walt the Fourth:
      Yes, the water DOES look inviting, doesn't it?... Oh...

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  10. The girl in the pink bikini has no face! That's really quite disturbing...

    Had to take a gander at an orange-clad bum to recover. Guess what I did the other day? I drove! Granted, it was only 6 blocks, but FREEEEDOOOOOM!

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    1. Jacqueline:
      Just one of the faceless fans circling the lifeguard chair. (Really, her face was much to clearly defined and I didn't think it would be kind to plaster her here in her bikini-clad beauty.) Come to think of it, I should have just cut and pasted YOUR face. It's the same exact body anyway!

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  11. Mitchell lovely song I have heard it before

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    1. Gosia:
      So glad you were able to see the video. This song was recorded by many different singers. I thought this was the purest.

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  12. A lifeguard rescued me once upon a time - frequently.

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