Friday, September 14, 2007

True as True


Yesterday, during my hydrotherapy pool class, we were using equipment while exercising.

The instructor (a lovely woman) called out in a delightful British accent, ”Is everyone happy with the size of their balls?”

(Yes, we were using balls.)

A brief hushed silence before the impossible-to-muffle snorts and snickers emerged.

There is one man in the class. Of course, we all glanced his way.

What a good sport – beet red but looked ready to bust a gut.

The instructor was oblivious. In fact, she went on to say, “Be careful with this next exercise. I don’t want anyone doing mischief to their bodies.”

More snorts and snickers. The over age sixty section snorted loudest.

(And, no, I am not part of that section…the age range of the class is twenty to seventy-five.)

I never said we were mature. I just gave an age range.

The exercises were great. The laughter was a bonus.

(And by the way, everyone was quite happy with the size of their balls.)

Have a great weekend!

22 comments:

oreneta said...

*snort*

Shari said...

LOL. Thanks for a good laugh. How can the instructor NOT know how it could be taken in another context?

Hydrotherapy...sounds like fun. I saw in a flyer that a water aerobic class was being offered at the Aquatic Center or was it at the Y? Anyway, that seemed interesting.

(Oh, the poor guy. It had to be a shy one. Maybe it would have been better to be a women-only class.)

patricia said...

Oh that is funny. I wouldn't have snorted – I'd have burst out laughing full blast.

Hey it could have been worse – your instructor might have said, "Is everyone happy with their Thingumbobs?" ;)

The Guy Who Writes This said...

Isn't it amazing how quickly adults can revert back to being 12 years old.

Beth said...

oreneta:
And "snicker."
It was an exceptionally good class!

shari:
She's a sweetheart - doesn't have dirty minds like the rest of us.
Hydrotherapy is fun - and therapeutic.

patricia:
Yeah, you would have done a full blaster!

Bet no one would have known the meaning of "thingumbobs" except me - thanks to you.

guy:
Yeah, and it's fun.
Being mature isn't all it's cracked up to be.

Diesel said...

No one's ever asked ME that.

Beth said...

diesel:
I guess the world simply assumes (correctly or not) that you're quite happy with what you've got!

(I will also assume - I'm not asking...)

All Mod Cons said...

Hmmm....floaty balls...

Beth said...

all mod cons:
Yes, and happy people!

Mamma said...

Hehehehe.

I used to date a guy named Clay. And I was taking ceramics. The professor would go on about how we had to knead the clay and work the clay. I couldn't help thinking, "he wishes."

Beth said...

mamma:
What an advantage you had - your own Clay for practice! Gives a whole new meaning to the word "homework."

Lainey-Paney said...

well, i am just so pleased that you are satisfied with the size of your balls.

:)

Beth said...

lainey-paney:
Well, to be honest, although the size was perfect they were water-logged. It was difficult doing the balancing exercise!

Eileen said...

This is just so funny!! I have taken those classed, where we used balls, but they were all the same size and no men.

I can just picture it, English accent, prim and proper and guy turning beet red. Way too funny! I needed a laugh tonight, thanks!

Beth said...

eileen:
Happy to oblige - glad it gave you a laugh!
We ALL need a laugh once in awhile - daily, if possible.

Princess Pointful said...

*giggle*
I worry about the people who don't find that funny!

Beth said...

princess pointful:
Yup, those poor people lead boring (albeit mature) lives.

Coffee Mom said...

LMAO, laughter is the best medicine

Beth said...

coffee mom:
Laughing (and snorting) certainly made the exercises easier!

Angela said...

Marvelous! Have you seen "Meet the Fockers"? The movie is filled with this kind of stuff, and I just adore it. Jon and I can't say the word "cream" or "organ" without snickering. It's wonderful!

Beth said...

angela:
That was a great movie. Glad to hear there are more mature people in this world! (*snort* *snicker*)

Attila The Mom said...

Hehehehehe....