I was cursing myself to have come to this water park. My friends were shouting at me, I knew I was playing a spoil sport... or may No .... may be because of me they were having a whale of a laughter.
Very nervously, I stepped into the pool and stood there holding the side wall. This was the first time I had entered a water body so deep.... i mean so deep for me.... actually it was hardly 4 feet (!!)
Soon, I decided to vanish from there, and go to a kids' pool. Yes, actually I did it ! Now, after achieving some confidence after sliding on "water slide" for small kids for 5-6 times, I was feeling better. But, oops, my friends had found me ! I was embarressed but I smiled to show I was better now.
And then, came a life time experience. I was to slide in that long and spiral slide which is covered from top and you end up landing in the pool of water. After much encouragement and borrowing a swimsuit from my friend (God bless her!) ( I could never think of buying one... you know it now) I held my breath and adjusted myself on the top of the slide with water gushing over my head. I lied down with my arms crossed and zzzzzzzoooooooooooo I was in the tunnel with water dictating the terms.... I must say I was scared... what if water stops flowing? what if I get stuck here in the narrow small spiral tunnel ???
But surprisingly, nothing bad happened and I was about to land in the pool. But wait, I had not thought about this ! I don't know how to swim or even stand in water ! Stupidly enough, I had not realised all this. I was dumped in water with force, with my face down, my body almost curled up like a ball, my eyes and mouth closed and breath held. I was under the water. For the first time I heard the water gurgle. That deep sound of water, as if saying " follow my orders, you have stepped in my empire now". You have to go underwater to understand that deep sound which fills up your ears and your brain too ( if u have one).
No, it was no joke, I just could not balance myself. Somehow I managed to come to the surface of water and waved to the man standing just there, he looked at me ignorantly. Phew... If I was out of the pool, this man would have been all eyes for me and now he just chooses to ignore me, I was angry. But, NO, I had no time to be angry, I was drowning. Two more times, I was under the water, only to be pushed up to the surface and getting ignored by this and many more people there. And lastly, I was noticed by the guard, he pulled me up, as if I was drunk and could not balance myself! I shouted at him, gasping for breath, coughing badly and my head banging with pain.
I was helped by my friend who was surprised how could I manage to drown in 4 feet of water?! I knew I stood like a sore thumb there. Felt really stupid. But I decided, I am going to tame water..... I am going to change my destiny...... I am going to learn swimming...... and I am going to write about it in this very blog ! Wish me luck!