My family and I live in an apartment complex. It is pretty nice, I think, and the management here takes really good care of it. Our complex has a pool and a hot tub. I like to use the hot tub after I’ve been working on the house or in one of the rare instances that I work out. Because of my crazy work schedule, I’m usually there at night which works for me because I prefer to go when there is no one else there and I can have it all for myself. However, there is something about this hot tub, something that brings in an interesting assortment of people. Some of these people don’t even live in the apartment complex but find there way in none the less. As you have probably guessed, considering this is a hot tub, these people have a bit of sexual deviancy in their character. This has shocked me as I am a bit of a private person and I don’t understand people that would do things like this in the center of a public living area but to each their own. Here are three instances that have stood out to me.
1. I got off of work late and for some insane reason decided to work out. Thankfully, after a short amount of time I decided to stop the insanity and go sit in the hot tub instead. I expect to be alone because it is February in Colorado, not to mention, Midnight. I put on my swimsuit and headphones and when I walk outside I’m surprised to see three other people in the tub. Oh well, can’t win them all. The hot tub is pretty big so I get in the other side and lay my head back, turning my music up about as high as it can go. After a few minutes I lift my head up to make sure that my headphone cord is not in the tub and the three of them are making out and all over each other. It is a bit of a shock as they are less than four feet from me. They see that I have noticed and they give me a look like “are you going to get out now?” I had gone through all of the work to put my swimsuit on and walked the whole 100 feet over here. I lay my head back down and listen to my music for the next twenty minutes. When I look back up again they are still sitting there, staring at me looking very sad. I get out and leave them to it.
2. It is 11pm and I have a hankering for a soda. I look in the fridge but there is nothing there. Hmmm, I really want a soda. I know, there is a soda machine in the hot tub area. I scrounge together enough change and merrily head off towards the pool area (where the Pepsi machine is). I walk through the door that faces the hot tub and right in front of me is a couple right in the middle of doing it. They stop and turn to look at me. I stare back at them; should I tell them to get out of here, that is a public pool, kids live in the rooms of the windows that surround them. It wouldn’t make a difference, they are “grown ups” they know all this and didn’t care. I could go back into the club house…. No, dammit. I want a soda and no sex crazed maniacs are going to keep me from the Dr. Pepper that is just a short walk away. I walk over to the soda machine and get my soda, taking a long time to put in my quarters. On the walk back I see them giving me the stare of death. I thought about stopping and talking to them, asking them why they were doing this. How they could have sex in a hot tub. My wife and I tried to do it in a private tub once and it is extremely uncomfortable. But, I decided instead to just stare back at them as I slowly walked across the pool area. I then stared at them as I very slowly closed the door and disappeared. Silly sex crazed maniacs.
3. This one was the craziest, all be it, hardest to explain. This one occurred during the day when I was there with my kids. They wanted to see what it would be like to go swimming it the rain. Surprisingly, it was cold so they asked to go to the hot tub for a few minutes before we went home. We got in a I’m wearing a wedding ring and the poor bikini clad girl on the other side did everything short of out-right asking me to be her sugar daddy. Poor thing, she must be really desperate to be making moves at the community hot tub of a mid-economy apartment complex in a mid-sized city on the front range. Joke was on her, besides the fact that I don’t want to be a sugar daddy and couldn’t afford it if I did, I didn’t have my glasses on and had rain in my eyes so I could barely make out that she was human shaped. Silly gold digger.
I write this not to show that apparently the front range is the sex capitol of Colorado, but to ask a simple question. Why? Why do I have to put up with these people when all I want is to sit in a hot tub, when all I want is delicious soda, when all I want to do is take my kids to the pool.
I also write this because it proves another point. I’ve told these stories to other people. People I know and people I work with and they all think the same thing, that these stories are funny. I find that interesting. I am a pretty tough person to annoy, most things just wash over me and don’t think about them much but that is me. What if an underage kid had walked in, or a woman/man who isn’t as easy going as me. People get registered as sex offenders for that kind of nonsense. It is as if sex stories are funny unless someone is affected who doesn’t like it even though the chance is always there.
Humanity cracks me up, myself included. I laughed as I walked home all three times at what had just happened, but I know that if I had walked into the pool area with my children the first few times I would have been furious.
Porn seems to function the same way. Everyone views it on the surface and laughs and jokes about it; I’ve laughed about it to. Should it be that way, should we always have to be shown the downside of things every time before we decide as a group to understand the difference between a joke and willfully ignoring a problem.
Sex is funny and sometimes we take it to seriously. However, there seems to be an giant gap between what about sex is funny and what is people imposing their will upon others. Such as having sex in a family area or pretending that most porn videos are not produced with 100% willing participants.
I know that post is not terribly coherent, I just had these thoughts rumbling around my brain and felt like writing them down. Thanks for reading and I hope you all have a great day.