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Living with the Presidente.

A tongue in cheek account of living with the Presidente, OR how to survive and extended 'family' of 183.

A load of B++ls and a cook's torch.........................
21 August 2009 @ 01:38

I've done it again.........will I never learn ???

I went to the pool this evening. I left it till six o'clock cos I though everyone would be off for thier tea. I was wrong. I am always amazed at the size of the young people nowadays ( it's cos I'm getting old ! ) they don't half look BIG and MENACING. I'm sure the majority are very nice and thoughtful ( less ) but they do look intimidating !!

The pool was packed. You would have thought I would have walked away? You'd be wrong !!.

Most of the pool water seemed to be on the pool side, so I paddled round to the showers ( which we had to have repaired after they had been vandalised ), dumped my towel and had a soaking from the shower and plodded back to the other end of the pool intending to enter it by the Roman steps.

No chance.

Four adults and two kids were sitting on the top of the steps with NO intention of moving. Excuse me I said, can I get in the pool? No one moved. Hmmmmmmmmm.

Sooooooo I toddled off and got in via those horrible metal stairs that always make me feel suspended above Niagra Falls.

Still, I'm in the water, which was colder than I expected, but nice.

Lets swim then. NO. Two lilos and a big black ring, several 'spaghetti' things and two balls ( ! ). So I wiggle my way through the melee and gaze hopefully at the pool sign which identifies what you can't do in the pool.......................sort of hoping for a thought transferance thingy. A lady on a lilo looks at the sign from the depths of the pool and says to her friend ( in a rubber ring )................Look it says NO BALLS........then she threw the ball to her friend !! Her friend says...............Hey, it says no lilos and no inflatables. This is NOT a lilo she says, this is a bed and yours is a ring not an inflatable!!

And the BALL..........................well it's just a load of ..............B%%ls..............................

So I said to EL Presidente.............................should we get bigger signs? or how can we get these people to understand that, apart from the fact that the pool is not big enough for lilos etc..................safety has to be of paramount importance..................and the young lad hurtling from pool side onto his floating lilo is going to come a cropper sometime soon !!!

El Presidente did not reply..........................there is no answer really, is there ?....................................................................................

........................I may have to give my cooks torch ( for burning the sugar on creme brulee ) an outing..........................bit dangerous I know but will make a good POP !!! ( we won't tell El Presidente tho )

 



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22 August 2009 @ 15:27

Time to give up & join in, methinks, ours is no better, Karen.

Our community now have a 1.9m communal sat dish perched on top of the 8ft high communications hut after those voting at the June AGM ONLY agreed to a sat dish in the gardens IF it's on the ground with a fence around it & the Cypress trees are permitted to grow higher to help mask it from the sight of those like us who overlook the pool gardens. I suggested we have a naked man painted on it so at least we'll enjoy looking at it.

They just do as they want & that includes those who we give authority to, unbelievably.


Karensun said:
23 August 2009 @ 16:19

Trouble is More..............there is NO ROOM to join in what with all the lilos and balls !!!


Sonia El said:
24 August 2009 @ 13:30

And why is always the Brits?? It seems in our community that all the inflatables belong to Brits who just ignore the rights of anyone else to use the pools. I've watched the Spanish families just up and leave the area rather than risk a confrontation. Like the idea of the blow torch.



dt_pesca said:
24 August 2009 @ 16:23

On our last day we sat poolside soaking up the last rays and watched 2 of the biggest lilos being inflated. Yes the obligatory kid then spent next half hour jumping in from the side onto the said lilo to create a mini wake and monopolise the whole area around him. I know the culprits are generally not owners, just one off renters who dont give a s**t about anyone but themselves. To top it off the parents sat drinking bottles (yes glass) of WKD (blue alcho pop) at 11am by the poolside. Are these the sort of people who will see reason, or will you leave with some abuse and stress................I left with no stress and caught my plane ready to return when the madness has gone home. Bigger signs and a pool attendant in July and August is the only way we can stand a chance at keeping order and safety in mid summer.


Karensun said:
24 August 2009 @ 18:12

I agree with you..........however because of AGM was terminated the Community was unable to vote on the pool attendent ( which would have been at NO EXTRA cost to the Community ) so we have been stuck, yet again, with the situation. And No, I have not approached many people this year simply because I am fed up with the constant abuse..........I just don't use the pool which I am also paying for as most of our other owners are !!!
Committee presently looking for BIGGER signs which the people can ignore !!


Sunrise said:
05 May 2010 @ 21:28

Sorry for a late comment to this blog post. It was the summer month Karen. It's the same in El Rincon. Prepare for this summer, we are.


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