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.