I like to swim lengths every other day. The local facility has two pools, and both usually have some lanes reserved for swimming lengths. Except for some subtle differences, both pools are esentially the same. They are both 25M long. When I arrive, I usually scan for an unused lane, so I don’t have to share. I found one in the first, closest pool and started my swim. Then a lady arrives, and starts swimming in my lane. Nothing I can do about this, she has a right to swim too. I have to pass her on every length. Then, another guy arrives, drops into MY lane from the other end, and starts swimming towards me. Now, there is no !@#$%&*? way I am gonna be able to pass Miss Daisy without banging into Mr LaneJacker. How could he NOT know this? I swear, get out of the pool, swear some more, and go the 20 steps to the other pool where there is a perfectly good lane, unused, waiting for me.
So, to you, Mr LaneJacker, I say a heartfelt “FUCK YOU!”
Ah, I feel so much better now.