July 24, 2013 6:42 am at 6:42 am #610146This name is already takenParticipant
I lifeguard a pool with about 100 kids every day and get asked the time between 20 & 60times which disturbs my guarding, so I started telling people I don’t know, which technically is true as I don’t look at my watch every second. What do you think, is that wrong to do?July 24, 2013 9:01 am at 9:01 am #1020752Geordie613Participant
You are there for safety, so whatever you have to do to keep people safe is right.July 24, 2013 11:34 am at 11:34 am #1020753jewishfeminist02Member
Really…are we back to shuddering again???
If you want to honestly say that you don’t know, don’t wear a watch. Otherwise it’s just rude.July 24, 2013 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm #1020754Torah613TorahParticipant
Hang up a clock behind you, then just wave in that direction when asked.July 24, 2013 2:05 pm at 2:05 pm #1020755🐵 ⌨ GamanitParticipant
You’re the only lifeguard for about 100 kids? That doesn’t sound too safe. I would ask for at least two junior lifeguards to assist.July 24, 2013 2:27 pm at 2:27 pm #1020756postsemgirlMember
When I lifeguarded in a camp I had the same thing happen to me. So I used to just hold my arm out and make the kids read the watch themselves.July 24, 2013 3:23 pm at 3:23 pm #1020757popa_bar_abbaParticipant
I teach kids to ask the lifeguard for the time. It keeps the lifeguards alert, and also makes them notice that kid.July 24, 2013 4:53 pm at 4:53 pm #1020758HaLeiViParticipant
Doesn’t the shuddering take away your attention from lifeguarding?July 24, 2013 5:50 pm at 5:50 pm #1020759whatdoiknow99Member
Why can’t you just say the truth? That you can’t look at your watch while you need to keep you eyes on the kids swimming.July 25, 2013 2:18 am at 2:18 am #1020760This name is already takenParticipant
Gamanit- there are a couple of lifeguards
Torah613- it’s not my pool so I can’t
Wdik99-I do sometimes, but then they usually start asking questions, which gets distractingJuly 25, 2013 2:51 am at 2:51 am #1020761MammeleParticipant
Maybe you can find or screen print a t-shirt that says “Lifeguard on Duty, Do not Disturb!” or something similar. When bothered simply point to it. (A poster would be simpler, if you can get permission to hang one.)June 20, 2014 4:28 pm at 4:28 pm #1020762world cupMember
#LifeguardsJune 23, 2014 6:03 am at 6:03 am #1020763👑RebYidd23Participant
Don’t hang up a clock behind you. Surround yourself with them.
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