….that’s my big question of the day. Coming from a family chock full of neat little neroses, I am never short on something to obsess about.
In comes this car in water thing. I learned about this when I took lifeguarding courses as a teenager, but I can’t for the life of me remember at what point you are supposed to put the window down to minimize the rush of water and escape.
I do recall the airbubble that will be there when you first go under and that’s supposed to buy you time to get window opened and escape without being overtaken by rushing water. But I can’t remember the sequence of actions you’re supposed to follow. Anyone?
You might wonder why the hell I’m wondering. Well, I might be the bearer of dozens of useless neroses, but they are usually heightened by real life events. It just so happens I must drive over the Allegheny River (Pittsburgh has the most bridges in the world) eighty percent of the time I go somewhere. And as I sit on the Hulton Bridge, waiting for the light to change, images of the bridge dropping and being thrust into the river, cloud my brain. Even for a short second or two.
So, anyone an old lifeguard with a better memory than me?