People do the strangest things. The latest in a perpetual whirlwind tour of the weird involves a woman, grooming, and a very public place. Have you ever wondered what goes on in public swimming pools? Well, footage that emerged on Reddit from a Florida public pool may have you wishing you never knew.
While on holiday, a woman with absolutely no shame decided to use the swimming pool as her personal grooming post. Sitting on the steps of the very-public pool, she went to town on her legs, shaving them and using the pool water to clean off her razer.
Did I really just see a video of some grim old bird shaving her hairy tree trunk legs on the side of a swimming pool??
— Matt (@_mattlawrence91) May 29, 2018
It’s not like she thought she was alone, either. Just feet away, children in inflatable tubes are having a grand ‘ole time, unaware of the grotesque scene unfolding right next to them. You may be thinking: “Now, clearly everyone is jumping to conclusions and she’s not actually shaving her legs,” but there’s no mistaking her unsanitary deed.
I don't care how much she weighs: Shaving your legs near a swimming pool is gross and unsanitary. I'd kick her a$$, throw her out of the pool, ban her from using it again. –People like this are scum of the gene pool, should not be allowed to breed.
— Eric J. Brooks (@Eric_J_Brooks) May 29, 2018
If you’ve yet to process just how disgusting this is, one Reddit user chimed in with, “Imagine the inadvertent gulp of water that sometimes happens when you’re swimming… with all the shaved hair in it. Grossssssssssss.”
“Imagine the inadvertent gulp of water that sometimes happens when you’re swimming, with all the shaved hair in it!”
What's the grossest thing you've ever seen in public? #9Todayhttps://t.co/FkhcpFpoqd
— The Today Show (@TheTodayShow) May 29, 2018
What’s even more confusing is the fact that somebody sat there to record it. As one Twitter user points out, this may have been one of those instances where saying something was better than sitting there and marveling as it unfolds.
#FoxKatZ1035 @Z1035Toronto I saw the video of the lady shaving her legs in the pool like who does that wtf is wrong with ppl. That is so gross n instead of filming they should have said something n kids where swimming near there with there mouths open so nasty
— NoNoNo Dig Up Stupid (@aaronroyce13) May 29, 2018
The one thing the mysterious woman does have going for her is that there aren’t any rules against shaving your legs in a public swimming pool. Though you can bet it will wind up in the updated list of regulations.
How stupid that is shaving in the swimming pool. This is an act of poor hygiene practices. The owner of this swimming pool should take some action as quick as possible.
— Daniella (@Daniella6690093) May 29, 2018
Beyond being disgusting, there is a more pressing issue to consider, and it’s one that can affect the woman and swimmers. Whether you’re a man or woman, you know how easy it is to knick your skin, leaving an open, bleeding wound. In the case of the woman, that can lead to infection while patrons can be exposed to any pathogens in the woman’s blood.
OMG! Doesn’t she realize she’s shaving her legs with pee water?!? one more reason to never enter public swimming pools.
— Elizabeth H (@ElizabethHogre3) May 29, 2018
So, the next time you feel safe and clean in a public pool, just remember that chlorine doesn’t kill everything.
WHY AM I SEEING A VIDEO OF A LADY SHAVING HER LEGS IN A SWIMMING POOL ON HOLIDAY?????
— Erin Eltham (@Eltham321) May 28, 2018