on a slightly drizzling Monday morning, when I found myself standing at the edge of
the swimming pool @ The LVBP.
I had this cocky looking grin on my face, while below me, totally naked &
paddling in the warm water swam these 2 Scottish girls named Karen &
Karen asked 4 the whereabouts of my camera, which ironically, I was wondering the same
thing. I guess in all the mind boggling confusion & pure amazement of what a
beautiful country Scotland really is, I didn't feel the urge 2 blow away a few happy snaps
of the moment at hand. Instead, I debated about the possibilities of jumping into
the pool myself.
A slight tug at my arm & the sounds of splashing water was all that happened
next. Jumping up & down, stood Howard Rosenthal of Israel. He smiled from cheek 2
cheek with pure joy of the accomplishment he'd just achieved.
"Got 'cha Geo! I
finally pushed you into the pool!"
Amazing, true believer, it was history in the making.
After 3 notorious months of pushing people into the pool, somebody finally got me back.
By far, Howard's revenge was very much appreciated & his timing was a stroke of
June 3rd -4
English guys cornered me by The Jacuzzi,
swearing 2 their graves that The Geo was going down. I don't think so! And
please, don't ask me how all 4 of them ended up in the pool, while I remained nice &
dry. Rookies! That's all they were... Rookies!
July 17th -Ståle Knutsen of Norway found me laying
by The Jacuzzi, chatting away 2 some English girl. He
hops on top of me, smiling & giggling. Come on people, I am not a fool.
When on GOD's green earth would I ever find Ståle in such playful mood with another guy?
spoke with a drunken Vegas smile.
Behind Ståle & entering the pool area crept Michelangelo, Alex Roumi & 5 other staff members. Their
target & objective was 2 get me into the pool. Not sure if I agree
with that, however, I was fully clothed, socks, shoes & the wallet in my back pocket
was dry as can be. That makes me fair game. So, the first person 2 feel the water splashing over his body was Ståle
another rookie 2 me. He paid little attention 2 my lockdown & found
himself a victim of his own ingenious plan. Immediately, I ran 2 the other side of
the pool, hopped over a few chairs, the gate & up into a safe haven known 2
all as room 311, my office. I was fully clothed, socks, shoes & the wallet in my back pocket was as dry as
can be. Damn rookies, they got nothing on me!
kneeled over the swimming pool, fully clothed, socks, shoes & a water gun in his right
hand. He hid behind some girl, while squirting down people already in the
pool. Oh my gosh! I must be some kind of genius, because I can smell a rookie
a mile away. I could not resist the pure temptation of shoving Howard into the pool,
so I did.
Howard could only laugh at the irony of the situation & swore revenge upon me.
"Whatever..." I thought. Later on that same day, Howard spotted me entering the pool area. He quickly took
refuge behind a few chairs, a towel & the palm tree by the grill. I approached
the swimming pool area, paying little attention 2 Howard standing behind me.
figured I'd give this rookie the ultimate test & sure enough, he took the
bait. Howard seized the opportunity & rushed towards me, only 2 find himself
swimming fully clothed, alongside a cheering crowd of curious onlookers.
Gosh, Howard - 2 times in one day? By far, Howard wasn't your ordinary rookie!
For a minute there, I
actually thought he got me. However, I moved
out of the way, just in time. I laughed as Howard stepped out of the swimming pool, soaking wet & with The Rookie of the Year award.
clapped, laughed & gave nothing but praises towards me as Howard quotes
himself from afar:
these days, Geo. It may not be today & it may not be tomorrow.
But, I will get you. That, my friend, is a guarantee."
was around 3am on a slightly drizzling Monday morning, when I found myself swimming fully
clothed with 2 naked Scottish girls in the pool.
One of the girls asked 4 the whereabouts of my camera, which ironically, I was wondering
the same thing. I guess in all the mind boggling confusion & pure amazement of
what a beautiful country Scotland really is, I didn't feel the urge 2 blow away a few
happy snaps of the moment at hand. Instead, I swam alongside these 2 naked Scottish
girls & smiled when one of them gave me an underwater hug, while telling me that
everything was gonna be all right.
"Thanks Howard! You're a rookie by nature & a genius @