One of my favorite amenities here at the condo is our seasonal swimming pool and spa. The pool water is warmed with solar panels and the hot tub is not too hot. Neither are used much by the residents .. until the grandchildren come over!
Fortunately, my two little fish live here and we head to the pool every day. Good for my knees as well as my disposition. We also live in the building next to the pool so we walk by a million times a day.
Even though we do not have a lifeguard, we don't have too many rules (other than State mandated) but two important ones are:
1) Resident must accompany all guests
2) Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult
We have about five people who believe these rules apply to everyone else. My next door neighbor (Neighbor Grandma we call her) is a sweet little Persian lady who cooks for her family most nights of the week (smells yummy to me but some complain). We bought our condo from her daughter, Nazzi, who lived here with her four children. She doesn't live in this complex any more.
Her youngest, Sayeh, just turned 13 and her Mom dropped her and four friends off for a day at the pool. The Pool Committee Chair went over to talk with them about needing an adult (and her Grandmother) with them. She fibbed and said she was 14 but that still didn't cover the rules for the others. Sue let the Board Chair know.
Yesterday Nazzi dropped off her 10 year old niece to swim. Board Chair was with me in the pool when this happened, then we heard a dog barking. Mary Beth asked "I wonder whose dog that is" and Nazzi said it was hers but not to worry, it was in the car. It was 99 at the time. Mary Beth said the dog should NOT be left in a car in this weather .... which ticked off Nazzi. She did, however, get the dog and walk it around then took it over to her Mom. When she returned to the pool, I said "thank you" (because she was attending her niece) but she defensively said "what for". I remarked "because you are being the adult present for your friend".
She went into a tirade about all of us people here should get a life and mind our own business. Mary Beth said we are simply asking you and your family to follow the rules. Nazzi continued to get louder and more argumentative and then downright rude ... telling Mary Beth to shut her big fat mouth. That she was picking on Persians and no one else.
One of Mary Beth's friends (Chair of the Clubhouse Committee) was inside the Clubhouse on her way out and Nazzi gave her an earful as well. That she is going to sue for persecution.
In the past two months we've had so many addle brained adults .... letting 16 year old boys and girls spend the night in the clubhouse (no adult supervision), had a birthday party in the pool with 12 little girls and no adult, host a birthday party in our guest suite (including a slumber party) with a 16 year old babysitter in charge (for 12 year olds), adults whose grandparents live here come almost daily to use the kitchen and the shower ... and also the pool where they were behaving like horny 16 year olds until another resident asked them to behave more modestly (pulling down swimsuits and fondling under swimsuits).
REALLY? This is a tiny community of just 112 units. Can imagine what a School or a City must endure???