We’re picking up from part 2—from where I ended facetiously yet again… The same content warnings apply (i.e. violence, mental health, probably don’t eat while reading). Back to the story now…
Point is it I’d have better chances evading the eye of Sauron—at least I’d have a chance… Now that you understand the stakes involved, you can appreciate how big a deal this outing was.
The rest of the outing doesn’t really matter; it’s remarkably simple:
- we arrived at the pool
- I got in.
- less than 15 min. after entering the pool, the lifeguards evacuated the pool and declared free swim over because some kid (I think they were a kid…) accidentally pooped in the deep end…
- everybody at the pool left in a foul mood (perhaps even fouler than the pool)
See, that’s why I strongly suggested you avoid eating while reading this. After all that buildup, a carefree day at the pool where people showed up to just have a good time was ruined by one asshole. Everyone meant well. Everybody proceeded with matters as expected—everybody apart from the perpetrator; yet one little shit ruined everything…
NOTE: I assume it was unintentional... I, personally, don't know anybody who'd willingly humiliate themselves like that... Then again, someone in the world would've paid good money for that... NOTE: "You know, some people pay good money for that" is a great stock joke; it's versatile, and evergreen. Think about it. Say "You know, some people pay good money for that" after anything, and you have a joke!
On a more serious note, if you haven’t figured it out by now, neither the pool nor free swim mattered; they were trivial pieces in a personal example—something mundane to dilute the more transgressive topics… Here’s what I mean:
Starting with the heavy topics (i.e. the flow chart) proves too heavy for a lot of people. However using a commonplace outing (i.e. a trip to the pool) helps people gradually engage with something they’d otherwise not engage with… The approach is sort of like a walk-in pool… Anyway… the flowchart’s a nice place to stop and take a break. I definitely need a break from this; it was surprisingly draining… Plus, I’d rather await feedback about the skeleton of the story before continuing…
Thank you so much for your time; I sincerely appreciate it!
Thank you for your time,
Roybert S. Henanigans
P.S. 96: I’ve updated my Contact Me page explaining how you can help me if you choose to. This includes a messaging form, my gmail address, my Twitter account, and a donation button to my Ko-Fi page. I’ll update specifics gradually. If there’s one thing I could ask for above all else, I’d ask for two—then I’d use one of those two to say that the best way to help is to share my work with someone.
On a serious note, thank you so much for reading—it truly means the world to me!