It was a day like any other. Which, in Niagara Falls, meant anything could, and probably would, happen.
And it sure did.
One of my hotel’s most popular features is the pool, a chlorine-filled hole in the ground brimming with liquid fun for both young and old. Rather than a traditional roof, the pool is covered by a tarp and loomed over by two towers containing guest rooms.
And, as recent events have amply displayed, a pool is also a place where anything can happen. The early afternoon unfolded as it always does; with dozens of swimmers frolicking like characters in a G-rated Disney flick.
Until the flick became a R-rated disaster picture.
Cue the unidentified object of unknown origin hurtling from the sky to the earth (in this case, the wet earth), below. It shredded the fabric tarp separating the pool from civilization like tissue paper and plunged into the fun tank with enough force to end a human life. Fortunately, no one was occupying the same space as the object in question and so the only collateral damage was to the hordes of young guests who were summarily informed of the pool’s closure.
As for the object…. well, my friends in the Maintenance Department allowed me to examine it up close and so I can personally verify that it was the sort of thing that one would never expect to see descending from the sky. Ironically though, when utilized properly, it does make one “high”.
Yes, children, on Saturday, May 23, in Niagara Falls, Canada, a bright, blue bong fell from the Heavens and landed in a hotel pool.
No one knows who owned it or how it came to such an ignominious end, but one thing is certain; it has earned a lifetime spot in the Hook’s “Are You Kidding me?” file.
See you in the lobby, kids. Apparently it’s safer than the pool…