I thought about starting the new month with something that would show off my high level of intellectual capacity. Instead I'll post this:
After going to the gym the other day Aidan and I had just left and I was standing around waiting for him to unlock his bike when I noticed a guy in the pool complex wearing a full body suit, some serious looking gloves and a BIG gas mask. The following is an approximation of the conversation that followed:
Me: Check out that guy!
Aidan: Crap, that's some serious looking breathing equipment. Somebody must have dropped a turd in the pool. Either that or they're doing something with the chemicals.
Me: Nah, I'd go with the turd explanation. I dropped a turd in a creek once.
Aidan: I've done that - twice actually, at Megabuck - I was too lazy to get out of the water.
Me: You've just got to be careful that the water is flowing fast enough to carry it away.
Aidan: Oh yeah, there's a technique. Two main points really.
- You have to swim away from other people. This is important, and you have to ensure that you're down stream from them as well. I misjudged that the first time.
- And possibly more importantly, you have to swim away from it as you're doing it.
Me: So you would have to swim just with your arms as well right? Something like this? Keeping your legs as still as possible. (this was MUCH funnier with the actions)
Both of us: (fits of laughter)
At about this point in the conversation we were walking past a chick (I say chick 'cos she was hot) who was learning how to rollerblade.
Aidan: I hope that chick isn't learning to rollerblade because she is trying to make friends - she's hot!
Me: You should tell her. "If you're learning to rollerblade just to make friends, don't bother - I'll be your friend."
This is why Aidan is my best friend.