By Soap0015 - 16/08/2012 09:57 - United States

Today, I was at work as a lifeguard. The temperature was absolutely stifling, but I tried to tough it out. A couple of hours into my shift, I passed out, fell off my stand, and crashed into the water. Or so the medics tell me. FML
I agree, your life sucks 25 109
You deserved it 2 791

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How ironic. A lifeguard needed to be saved from the water.

Here in its natural habitat, the lifeguard would rather pass out from dehydration, than to drink from the watering hole like everyone else. Fascinating!

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That's terrible, I hope you heal up nicely! Also, who was there to save you?

PS: What the hell happened to the FML about ESL class? It's just gone now

^ I was thinking the same think.

The mods delete these things from time to time for various reasons. Don't question them. DON'T QUESTION THEM!

What was the fml?

40- You mustn't know. 'Tis a secret.

Oh I don't know, the medics? Maybe another lifeguard? Nah that wouldn't make sense.

OP, YDI for not taking a break. You could have told your boss you were not feeling well. I'm sure he would have allowed you to take break so you could get out of the heat.

53- What if OP was working at a one lifeguard community pool? There wouldn't be another lifeguard or medics present at the time.

It's a swimming pool. Obviously other people were there, lifeguards or bystanders. I mean, the fact OP's still alive should give you a clue, even if you don't seem to have one in general.

Seriously YDI. Never understood morons who pass out in the heat when they have plenty of water to drink.

What does OP mean?

78- orange pineapple

Original Poster, or the person who posted the FML.

61- you can't drink pool water

58- I didn't say I didn't know if OP made it, I don't know what you're getting at there. Also, small community pools are often empty where I live, maybe that's not normal. No need to be an ass, though.

67, if he's a lifeguard, the water is either tainted with chlorine or massive amounts of salt. Would YOU drink that?

When did op ever say she had water? She could have forgot to bring water or the pool doesn't supply water.

I think the op is a Guy.

How ironic. A lifeguard needed to be saved from the water.

Not the water, the heat. It's not like he was drowning, same thing could have happened in the middle of a desert.

Yes, he could've passed out in the middle of the desert, but the falling into the water part seems unlikely...

OP - I'd be thankful you landed in to the water, otherwise you would have been leaving with a few less teeth than what you came with. Its just as well someone saw you fall in though.

18- you must be fun at parties...

How ironic. A lifeguard needed to be saved from the water.

dude you said that already

A double post. It happens. Ancient ceremonial traditions require that the doubled post get thumbed down, and sacrificed by the mods.

That's not that bad dude...

"Passing out, dehydrated, and nearly drowning? What's bad about that? I'm a hardass!" ~wagne057

23- Hey at least the almost drowning part cancelled out the dehydrated part, he just got a little more water than he wanted

Here in its natural habitat, the lifeguard would rather pass out from dehydration, than to drink from the watering hole like everyone else. Fascinating!

Yes but who knows what's really in the "watering hole."

When the watering hole is roughly 93% urine, I wouldn't drink it either.

I actually read that with the voice of David Attenborough inside my head.

10 points for perfect entry!

10 points to Gryffindor!

There was probably a big splash, it has to have point deductions for entry *and* execution ;)

Well at least you didn't have to be rescued from drowning. That would have been I infinitely more embarrassing! Seriously though, OP, you need to stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water and a gatorade now and then and this won't happen again.

Aw shit. I missed the "crashed into the water part." Dammit... Move along, people. Nothing to see here.

Oh God, that must have been painful. Sorry OP, hope you get better.

I have your unicorn. You can have it back after I milk all it's magic and remove its horn. Big money on the black market for these things.

Hey uh, save that pee too. That stuff is like gold! Utterly beautiful when you put it on your nails, think of the possibities! How much you askin'?

STOP IT. GIVE ME BACK MY UNICORN.

Dude, I wanna buy the unicorn's mane. That shit gets you higher than a motherfucker!

68-Who said it was your unicorn? No, unicorns don't exist! Have you taken your pills lately?

Oh no! So who told those pesky kids to stop running near the pool?

Drink lots of water, I know how the heat is right now in California, it's a 111* where I'm at and my A/C broke 3 days ago on my delivery truck. It is freakin miserable!