I got a new swimsuit that is perhaps a bit more low-cut than I had anticipated it being.
Because I am a cheap bastard, I bought it from Land's End Overstocks.
I love their swimsuits - they wear really well, come in a zillion styles, and they make a size for people with freakishly long torsos such as myself. The cheap bastard part comes in because I will buy almost anything that is on sale and not entirely hideous.
I exercise in these things, not lay on the pool deck waiting for my mojito, so style is not a big concern.
This suit is cute but, as I said, cut really low for my taste.
But I'm in an aqua aerobics class with all women, so who cares, right?
At the end of class, we put the lane lines back in place for the swimmers. Because our teacher always runs late and because swimmers seem to be compulsively on time, there are often swimmers waiting for us to finish.
There was an older man - maybe 70ish - waiting in my lane as I pulled the lane line in. I had to struggle a bit, twisting and turning as I fought to put the hook in the wall as I pulled the line taut.
"Pardon me," I said to the man as I crossed in front of him.
Looking right down my suit, with eyes boinging out like a cartoon cat, he said "Oh, NO PROBLEM."
Glad I could make his day.