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Rude people at public pool

This morning I went for a swim at the local pool to mix up my exercise routine to sadly find out that a morning swim is not what it used to be. Seven years ago I was in one of the provinces best swim teams and I was performing in the top 50 for junior backstroke, so I know my stuff. While swimming, the man in the lane beside me continuously kicked me. Every time I passed him he would flail, splash and kick towards my head. Since there were only two small lanes and the rest of the pool was being used for aquasize I was forced to remain where I was for the remainder of my workout. After 45 minutes of avioding his "swimming" I jumped out and quickly showered in the womens change room where three older women were complaning about the two lanes that were reserved for swimmers. They said things like "young people should be outdside exercising, not wasting pool space" or "that isn't exercise". I couldn't believe it. They were so rude!
(I have also had problems lately with people on the bike paths not rining their bell when they go wizzing by me!)
Anyone else experiencing overly rude people at the gym, pool or wherever?

Tue. Jun 26, 11:49am

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agh! they're everywhere! they're everywhere! just take a look at some of the threads on this support site to get an eyeful!

Tuesday, June 26, 2007, 11:53 AM

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a bicycle bell? really??? i don't want to sound ignorant, but i haven't ever heard a bicycle bell on the paths, ever. people just shout- on your left as they go by on your left side. but i agree it's rude when they don't tell you there coming up next to you.

Tuesday, June 26, 2007, 12:19 PM

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OP here

I have had a bell on my bike since I was a kid. Its just used so you dont have to yell. A little "ding" and the walker/jogger knows to expect someone coming. I find it better than yelling because sometimes I cant hear people who are too quiet especially when I'm listening to music (I don't listen to it too loud either).

Tuesday, June 26, 2007, 12:29 PM

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say hello!

maybe a little OT... i can't believe the number of people who ignore me when i smile and say "good morning" on my walks. they look right at me, they hear me, they don't even do the little head chuck acknowledgement!
so didja say anything to the pool locker room people?

Tuesday, June 26, 2007, 1:12 PM

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Funny- I've got the opposite problem with my bike bell- I ring it and walkers just ignore it- half the time they're wearing headphones, the other half, they just ignore it. It's even worse if you say "on yer left" half the time, if there's two people, one goes left and the other goes right, the rest of the time they look back at you with that deer in headlights look and freeze...

Tuesday, June 26, 2007, 3:20 PM

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