I saw this sign posted at the entrance to the pool at my condo complex. I never noticed it before, but John, my hubby says it’s been there awhile — so much for my great observation skills since I started Zazen meditation! I don’t know about you but I find it pretty funny. I even looked the code up on the Internet and sure enough, there among a zillion other codes regarding public pools was the “no pooping” code. If your interested you can find more about public pool codes here.
What I want to know is who thinks up this crap? Was there a landslide of complaints coming into the health department that people were pooping in the pools, especially runny poop? What if they only leave small turds floating in the pool? Is that ok? Who will enforce this code and how do they know if one has had diarrhea in the past 14 days? Is someone “swabbing” butts for fecal matter before we are being allowed in the pool? Do we really need a law against pooping in the pool? Shouldn’t it be understood that doing so is not socially acceptable?
I would love to have been a “fly on the wall” when whatever committee got together to discuss CA Code 3210B.11. If I were actually present, I couldn’t have kept myself from laughing and probably would have come up with several poop jokes and at least one fart joke. I mean honestly some of the laws we have on the books is downright stupid — AND unenforceable!
Since I was not invited to that meeting — I will share some poop humor with you dear reader:
(I may put this one next to the city code plaque…just for giggles)
I’m thinking that maybe this summer, just for giggles I will buy myself a bikini and show up at the pool. I have an ostomy bag. That should raise a few eyebrows. Will I start a riot? Will the pool police be called?
Actually, I don’t like swimming anyway — too many babies peeing in the pool. Come to think of it, why isn’t there a “code” for that?
Have a fun week and remember “No pooping in the pool!”