Saturday, December 20, 2008

There's a Shark in the Swimming Pool!





Seriously, folks, this may be my all time #1 (non-egg related) nightmare . . . I'm in a pool, doing a little backstroke, when a shark appears out of nowhere and eats me. I've always told myself it could never, ever happen. There's simply NO WAY a shark could be waiting for me in the deep end. Nobody's ever come face-to-face with a shark in a swimming pool.

AND THEN IT HAPPENED!

A reef shark at a resort in the Bahamas (OMG, I WAS JUST IN THE BAHAMAS!) managed to leap out of the aquarium where it was being kept, onto a waterside, and into a swimming pool. Fortunately, no one was swimming in the pool at the time. But can you imagine a full-grown shark coming down the water slide and landing next to you? I'm pretty sure I'd have a heart attack before it could eat me.

Unfortunately, this story doesn't have a happy ending. (Did you really think that it would?) Despite the best efforts of resort employees, the pool's chlorine poisoned the shark before it could be returned to its aquarium. But though the poor thing died, I can assure you all that it will live forever in my nightmares.

18 comments:

jenna said...

That's creepy! I would have had a heart attack too, If that thing came at me in the pool. I've had a nightmare like that too...
(IDHSCB: What does "IDHSCB" stand for?)

Ren (All By MySHELF) said...

Aw, poor shark. :'(
At least it got to go down a water slide before it died.

Patsee said...

That would be rather frightening.

Orchid said...

That was definitely the weirdest thing I have heard today. Though I still feel bad for the poor shark.

maximum r. said...

lol. thats why our swim teams name is the sharks. well have you jumping out of the water in terror . . . or eaten. either one.

but i do feel bad for the shark. he just wanted to get away from the loser tourists and ride down the waterslide for once. lighten up. no jk . but seriously.

Undiscovered Universe said...

Wow, really? It sounds like it had been planning that for a while. Jump out of the water, into the slide, and into the pool. Where all those people are having so much fun!

You were just in the Bahamas? Lucky!

This shark thing reminds me of your new years resolutions. Last year you said you that you would save swimming with sharks for 09. Well, it's getting closer! go book a tickit!
Just kidding! But it would be awesome to do that!

Irregular Kiki said...

Aw how cute! Shark slides down a waterslide!
Everytime I hear the word 'shark', I never think of scary sharks with pointy teeth. I always think of that shark called Bruce, in Finding Nemo, and he seems pretty friendly.
Scary sharks just never get mentioned in my life enough to make me scared of them... But trust me, if I see one, I'd be really scared.
Ananka, I wish you good luck, and all of you Irregulars, when going swimming. I hope no 'surprises' appear in the pool.
OKAY NOW I'M SCARED. IT'S SUMMER IN AUSRALIA.

Nellie said...

Isn't that a happy ending?

I mean...um...JK!

Hazel said...

Eeek!

6yearsoldandcute said...

THAT IS ASOM!!!!!!!!***********!!!!!!!*********

Girlskickbutt!!! said...

That is creepy. Your next book should feature the Irregulars saving civilians from jumping, man-eating sharks .

Patsee said...

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=282689.0

It's really not relevant, but hey, I thought you'd like to see a squid hat.

Anonymous said...

GAH! Everytime I go to a pool I am positivly terrified that a drain will somehow open up and suck me in, or that this will happen. Yikes!
Jenna: I love this game! Perhaps it stands for I Dislike Hot Steamed Canned Beans?

dangerous said...

Oops, the above comment is froom Dangerous, I clicked to post before I typed it. :)

Kitty said...

Poor shark... ;-;

littlechar said...

AHHAH my brother just walked in and started reading over my shoulder he goes : "OH HOLY CRAPPP...this girl is my hero!"

liltomboyblue11;) said...

Poor shark. And I love the squid hat!

Anonymous said...

whoa! that is my worst nightmare but i feel so sorry for the shark:{