First off, I would like to wish everyone a safe and fun summer.
( my play on the big 3 S's)
I just have a few thoughts on safety in Hungary.
If anyone has any similar experiences, it would be interesting to hear about.
First suicide, sort of a strange and sad situation, a women in our house did herself in a couple days ago. Seems her heavy drinking wasn't doing the job fast enough so she took pills.
In her early 60's, a widow living alone and had been working 2 jobs to keep herself going.
Noticed many of her family and her children coming over after the ambulance drivers took her away, wonder where they all were when she was down and doing herself in.
Safety, we went swimming at a outside pool yesterday, we always enjoy the water and the beautiful setting with fresh grass and trees.
2 years ago a little girl aged 8 drowned in that very pool, the first time we ever visited that pool.
I was on one hand very glad to see that besides their new construction going on( all to increase business and to raise swimming prices in the future no doubt) they had redone the deep water pool put up a new barrier so that the shallow area was not flowing into the deep water side.
Give them credit for that plus they posted in both HU and Eng. warning signs for no jumping.
Ok, old ex Girl Scout me, saw many things that did not mesh with their new image.
I was in the lap lane doing my thing and noticed in the lane i was sharing with a few others that there was a adult man in his 30's weighing in at a good 285 to 300 lbs, jumping, doing huge cannonball jumping into my swim lane.
He didn't just do this once but got out and repeated it at least a dozen times when I was there.
Very dangerous to other swimmers, he would kill anyone if he landed on top of them.
The lifeguard was making his rounds at the time I got out of the pool, I went to him and "squealed like a pig" told him the guy was dangerous and he was not following the posted signs.
The guard was nice, his English was poor so he asked others what I had said to him to be clear. He asked the "chubby jumper" and I had it, told the guard that he was the problem and I just walked away. The guard passed by me so I spoke to him again and he gave a lame answer, in the summer it is crazy but the winter it is easier?! What? The pool isn't even open in the winter!
I then went to the open air shower to rinse off, someone had left a empty champagne bottle in the shower stall on the wet, slippery tiles.
I tossed it away.
Really though? How dangerous does it have to be before someone notices in Hungary?
Just be careful out there people, things are not exactly up to code that many of us are used to and take for granted.