Monday 14 June 2021

Beach Blunder

QCOSTA RICA ( By Carol Jean Connolly)– I slathered the cream over all exposed parts before I left the room. My goal was to walk from one end of the beach to the other in my itsy-bitsy teeny-weenie black fringed bikini. The fringe is important for two reasons; to distract from anybody noticing I’ve gotten soft in the middle, plus I was suffering from white-fish belly. Or is it fish-white belly?

sunscreenIn any case, I was looking to accomplish two things on the long beach walk – burn some blubber and get some golden rays on the extra-white parts.

I worked up a good sweat and heart rate, then plopped down on the beach lounge my friends saved for me.

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Cathy said.  “I have sun screen. You might want to put some on your tummy,”

“Already have it on, thanks,” I smugly replied.

“Okay, good. Hey, watch our stuff while we go in the water?”

“Sure,” I chirped as she and David trotted off to the perfect waters of Flamingo Bay. I thought it time to replenish the sun protection. I had purposely brought the 35 SPF to screen, but not block entirely. I reached into my bag, grabbed the tube, unscrewed the cap, squeezed some cream into my hand and it hit me!

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Wait a minute. This isn’t Panama Jack. This is insect repellent. I grabbed the wrong tube! Both tubes had orange coloring, but clearly the C-Van was not designed to protect from the sun’s harsh burning rays even though it has a palm tree in the logo.

I confessed my blunder to my friends when they returned from the water. David said, “Well you are blonde.” Or did he say blind?

I had to laugh when I realized my error. It reminded me of a scene from one of my favorite movies, “The Intouchables” where the project-dwelling caregiver of the paraplegic is trying to wash his charge’s hair in the shower. In frustration, he complains that the shampoo won’t lather. The wise-cracking patient says,”That’s because you are using my foot-cream.”  Side by side the two tubes looked similar, but in this case, it turns out the guy didn’t know how to read. I have no excuse.

The good news is not one fly tried to land on me all day!

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