By Anonymous - 05/09/2009 07:22 - United States

Today, while I was at the beach I decided to go into the ocean even though the waves looked rough. While I was in the water, I got caught by the riptide and needed to be saved. The reason I was at the beach? I'm a lifeguard. Now all my co-workers won't stop laughing at me. FML
I agree, your life sucks 31 053
You deserved it 18 033

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are you sure you're qualified?

change of career?

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I second that.

What a f*cking liar....there's no such thing as a riptide any lifeguard would know they're called rip currents.plus there's no way you would get hired as a lifeguard if you couldn't get out of a rip

Up North, we call them ripe tides, they're called that on all the warnings too

How can you tell when they're ripe?

well it depends on where you live because they're called both... and plus maybe OP didnt have enough room for rip current

Ooh, sorry OP, but hun you had that coming. Just laugh it off, I am! lol

wtf 38 rip and riptide is the same thing dumbass

hahahhaha

I agree. I mean, it's basic knowledge that he's missing out on. I've never been to any kind of training for that kind of thing because I only like swimming on a casual level, but everyone should know that you can still get seriously injured in rough water even if you're an excellent swimmer. It's usually cold, and the water splashing against you so aggressively makes it hard to breath and concentrate. I definately pity anyone who happens to get into any trouble with him on duty, he can't handle himself, why should he be responsible for trying to save others' lives?

Somehow the comment I was replying to disappeared.

nobody really cares about your opinion, you are wasting your time.

change of career?

I agree. Wouldn't a lifeguard know the basic safety rules for getting out of a riptide? Swim parallel to the shore, try keeping your feet on the ocean floor if possible, all that stuff. I'm pretty sure I learned how to do all that stuff in elementary school.

you learned how to get out of a riptide in elementary? I'm finishing high school and I didn't even know what a riptide was until now

Same turbo. (Well, I know what a riptide is, but knew nothing about safety near it.) But I live in the midwest so... :P

Maybe so, but when I was in elementary school I lived in California not too far from the coast. My family went to the beach a lot, and my parents taught me things like that so that I could go out in the water without them. My point was though that he was a lifeguard, and he didn't know how to get out of a riptide? That's something that can happen in his job, I'm just surprised that it wouldn't appear somewhere in his training.

You've obviously not taken a course on basic water safety. Something which is useful, considering we're not on the moon.

LOL. that sucks

you suck at your job, fun

Then you should laugh at them. It'll only make it even.

Just when you thought you had something going for you...