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By  mama2b3  |  20

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If you can't do the job you're worthless so why shouldn't you be fired? If the kid had drowned what would you tell the parents? Sorry I'm so out of shape I got a Charlie horse jumping into the water--won't happen again ok? YDI Get a job you're qualified for like cleaning restrooms at McDonalds.

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  joooeee  |  3

77 your leg can cramp up from too much recent exercise. I was lifeguarding after soccer practice once and I jumped in at the end of my shift to cool off and my calf cramped up like crazy

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  ohSNAPyall  |  26

Are you kidding me? It's a major safety issue. If OP didn't either: a) prepare for work by stretching to prevent cramps [knowing that the job requires sitting for long periods of time], or b) keep moving through the pain until after rescuing a child, then OP should not be a lifeguard.

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  starile  |  19

I agree. That was a suckass "attempt". In times of emergency like that, you wouldn't want YOUR child to drown simply because a lifeguard charlie horsed. It's a life or death situation.

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  DEXter501  |  0

Wow, Allen20. If you're going to start talking to yourself on fml, you might as well be "clever" about it and create a more unique name. But then again, anyone who'd even consider starting an online conversation with themselves is already clearly stupid, so either way, you fail.

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  ohSNAPyall  |  26

104: 69 is saying you don't need to qualify the word "unique." I was inclined to agree when I read that until I thought about the word "rare." So why not qualify "unique" that way?

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  LilaBear  |  1

unique and rare mean different things. With unique, you're either unique or you're not. You can't be "more" unique or "less" unique. With rarity you can. There are degrees of rarity. eg. If Animal A has 5000 left in the wild that's rare, but if Animal B has 600 left in the wild that's rarer.

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  crazyluvbug  |  8

"attempt" doesn't save a life! You are damn lucky that old woman was there, or you would have had to of lived the rest of your life knowing a child died because you got a fucking cramp. Then it would have been a REALLY fucked up FML.

By  xJC77x  |  0

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By  mama2b3  |  20

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  Jesta05  |  0

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  stitch_book  |  4

To everyone wondering about #21 (Jesta05): I'm assuming #21 is either European or has some type of affiliation with its culture. Why? Because in most of Europe, it's "common knowledge" that Americans don't understand the concept of sarcasm. Oh, Europeans ... your collective "common knowledge" makes for QUITE the intelligent conversation.

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  Ali_Br_fml  |  33

for some reason, I read posts 8 & 11 in a sarcastic manner. I sensed a little hint of sarcasm in 8 & 11's posts... The ha & TSK sounded a bit sarcastic... they were probably being sarcastic based on your sarcasm... Or they are that ignorant...

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  stitch_book  |  4

@95: Why yes I did; glad you noticed! :D However, I'm a little disappointed in you. For all you analysis, you've failed to realize that my role in this is simply that of a proxy since neither generalizations are that of my own. In fact, BOTH generalizations are products of Europe. No? Not so? Shenanigans?! Australia doesn't have any sort of connection to the UK, you say? Because I'm pretty sure that, though "independent," Australia is still under British rule, and therefore has a DIRECT connection to Europe. Wait a minute ... didn't I say something like that earlier? Allow me to quote myself. "I'm assuming #21 is either European or has SOME TYPE OF AFFILIATION WITH ITS CULTURE." With that said, knowing that he's in Australia doesn't equate to knowing he's always been there. Nice try, 95, but trying and achieving are two different things.

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  nigahigafan  |  0

you know what, even if that is a joke or sarcasm, its stupid, not everyone is stupid americans or europeans. I beleive if a person is stupid its from who they were born not where!

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  stitch_book  |  4

okay you're not an idiot, i see that. but omfg ... ... ... please PLEEEEAAASE read my post again and tell me that you can see the point i'm trying to make. no joke, please read it again.

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  MrsUchiha  |  0

It's like a really bad leg cramp. When I get them my leg hurts like hell, it's almost like breaking your leg. And sometimes even after you eat the pain and stretch your leg out it'll still hurt a few days.

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  styphon  |  5

nothing compared to breaking your leg. the intense pain only lasts less than a minute also a lifeguard or any emergency staff should "wall thru it" during a real emergency, like a toddler drowning

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  somebodyshy  |  0

The lifeguard was not risking further injury by not going on with the rescue. They were already in the water, which is not deep (assuming toddlers don't swim in the diving well), and were experiencing pain, not danger. They should indeed have just sucked it up and gotten the kid. If you're entrusted with the safety of others, you need to put their needs first. Unless the lifeguard was knocked out cold, they should have been saving the kid. At least somebody did.

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  nigahigafan  |  0

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  stitch_book  |  4

@115: all right listen here blind-eye mcgee, first off you've chained the wrong post, which means your opinion is now worthless since it has no relevance. i believe that's called a FAIL on your part. second of all, and for the sake of ending this argument, let's pretend your post #115 wasn't misplaced. now what? well, your post would still be wrong, seeing as how i'm not cowering from anything. i believe that too is called a FAIL on your part. and finally, i agree with your post #114. there! I F*CKING SAID IT! why do i say it so bluntly? because you apparently couldn't tell that my post #70 was using sarcasm to make the exact same point as your post #114! and yes, not EVERY brit thinks americans don't understand sarcasm, but enough of them do that it's practically become a stereotype there. or in other words, a GENERALIZATION. no? bullshit. as genuinely welcoming as your people are, countless are just as genuinely confused to see us laugh at or deal out sarcasm. i regret not ever having the chance to meet you ... someone who wouldn't have made that presumption. it probably would have been fun hanging out with you ... assuming you're as sarcastic as i am.

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  stitch_book  |  4

@119: no way! really?! awwww ... maybe i should have specifically addressed it to post #115. oh wait ... i did! you bright, flaming failure. p.s. you're an idiot for not simply posting "tl;dr"

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