Last year by around these days, if someone had told me that I’d have bonded with other Lifeguards and Marines next year, I’d probably tell them to fuck off and leave me alone. And that would be polite by my part with all things considered. Today, a day after the season had ended, I can… Continue reading A Lifeguard’s Saga – Ep.17 – It Was One Hell Of A Summer!
Video at the end of the post! Today something totally random and unexpected happened at the beaches in Vila do Conde. A bull somehow got loose from the rural fair currently taking place in the gardens near the town center, and again, somehow managed to come as far as the beach, more than two hundred… Continue reading A Lifeguard’s Saga – Ep.16 – Cows on the loose
The summer is fading away smoothly. Each day, less and less people come to the beach. The last cartridges of August are being spent on the sidewalks and shopping areas since the weather isn’t favorable for some sunbaths or to dive into the sea. It is up to the lifeguards, however, to remain in their… Continue reading A Lifeguard’s Saga – Ep.15 – Time Perception
To become a Lifeguard, you must first take a physical test in order to be admitted to the course which then requires an attendance of a month in both physical and theoretical classes. At the end of it, you’ll have to pass three tests, one is a simple test of multiple choice. Another one is… Continue reading A Lifeguard’s Saga – Ep.14 – Not Fit For The Job
We all hear hilarious and obnoxious crap anywhere we work. Be it from fellow employees, bosses or customers, they all have some traditional sayings common to the place where we, from the other side that does put up with them, have to deal with. Here’s a list of some of the (mostly) dumb crap I have… Continue reading Crap that Lifeguards hear while on duty.
I believe I have written something like the lines that you’ll be reading below but I cannot fathom the human ego. It sickens and disgusts me to the point of generating anger. I’d wish I could bury my torpedo up some people’s asses or down into their heads sometimes. What exactly are you thinking, Mr.… Continue reading A Lifeguard’s Saga – Ep.13 – Ego
On the previous Sunday, the weather was exceptionally amazing. Barely any wind at all and the sun gloriously shined upon the beaches of Portugal. Since it was Sunday, a lot more people were at the beach. From either the city or the interior of the country, families, and groups of friends migrates to the shoreline… Continue reading A Lifeguard’s Saga – Ep.12 – Who Let The Dogs Out?
The man and the sea. I’m sure this is a famous title to a poetry book, but today, this same title will describe this episode of A Lifeguard’s Saga. I always seem to forget, that despite the memories that I have of this job, being a Lifeguard is mostly a boring/lonely job. Boring because sometimes… Continue reading A Lifeguard’s Saga – Ep.11 – The Man And The Sea
The season has started! My Lifeguard course is still valid until 2018 and since I didn’t have a better job opportunity at the moment, I decided to take the role as a Lifeguard for this Summer of 2017. I’ll be working full time, from 9:30 to 19:30 every day! I hope! I wouldn’t like to… Continue reading A Lifeguard’s Saga – Ep.10 – Renewal
Hello Autumn. Until next time Summer! The season has passed. At the beggining of September all Lifeguards notice a huge decrease in the flow of people, here at the zone where I work, the number of Lifeguards gets cut almost in half for the same areas since there are a lot less people coming to… Continue reading A Lifeguard’s Saga – Ep.9 – Farewell Summer