That's Another Mistake.Dad came in my room and woke me very early for a Saturday, I was a bit worried,a bit confused,
"Dan my boy, how'd you like a day swimming in a wonderful outdoor pool?"
I happily replied-" sure Dad,Are you buying one for our home?"
Dad laughed and replied -" No Dan, Mrs Martin , a fine and rich lady I do book keeping for invited
you to use her pool- of course you can't swim alone, you'll be swimming with her daughter"
" I don't care Dad, you know I love swimming,how soon do we go?"
Dad replied "A.S.A.P. QUICK get dressed and off we;ll go"
"DAD!, " I screamed, " I forgot my swimming trunks,lets turn around the car and go back home and get them"
"Can't Dan, no time,I'm dropping you off and heading to a appointment, I'm sure they'll supply you a swimsuit"
I was worried as Dad dropped me off without even saying hello to Mrs Martin
I rang the doorbell and a little girl age maybe 7 answered the door, she was very friendly and figured out
whom I was.
I told her I was thankful to swim with her but forgot my suit-
"That's okay we have clean spares down in the poolhouse- A butler will show you the way"
Just then a butler came and led me to the poolhouse, he recited all the swimming pool rules
which were what I'd follow anyway,
The last rule was I was required to wear a bathing cap ,I agreed to the rules
and the butler led me to a changeroom and then departed.
In the changeroom I found enty of swimsuits to choose from, but wait a minute ,these were all
girls one piece suits, what can I do but wear one,it seems I have no choice
The only one that fit was a deep pink one, and with my cap on I was ready to swim.
Once I got to the pool the little girl giggled and said "we swim together myname is Danelle"
"I'm Dan" I said, the pool was awesome and huge, we won't even need swim near one another
which is good, I felt funny being a big 12 year old swimming with this little girl.
After only 10 minutes of swimming another butler appeared stating "Everybody out of the pool
Danelle,come along with me, your Piano teacher is here to give you your lesson"
He then told me to wait on the pool deck
I waited on the pool deck about 10 minutes when a nice Lady came into view
she started talking to me in Spanish, I was confused as to what she wanted
she kept saying " si si si " alot so I nodded yes and said si also
She then took me by surprise and started to do my nails, I mean she trimmed them and
files them, I then realized she thinks I'm Danelle and is here to do her nails
What can I do- I was afraid to try to stop her, so I let her continue
within half a hour she'd painted all my nails a hot pink shade of nail polish and left.
I learnt something, I always believed nail polish washed off in water,well trying to wipe off the
polish with the pool water just didn't work,
I sure hope Danelle and Mrs Martin could help me,and where is Danelle, her lesson seemed long'
I sat by the pool totally embrassed now, wearing a girls swimsui, and my nails wrong,
what else could happen----
Well a French speaking fellow appeared poolside and again only spoke French,
He said Danny and Oui Oui alot
I figured he knew I was Dan so I said Oui Oui alot
He then started measurung me in all kinds of ways, seems like he was a tailor of some sort
I am totally confused by him
Finally he left.
After like 2 hours of waiting Danelle returned to the pool, I did my best to explain to her what had been going on
She started to cry and ran inside and returned with her mother.
Mrs Martin was upset , and told me -
"young man, you have just been measured for a expensive flower girl dress, ,now what am I to do
my Daughter wll never ever fit into your custom made dress?
you may continue the story if you like.
LadyBeverly 18-21, F 4 Responses 5 Apr 22, 2012