While I have never been described as a warm & fuzzy kind of person, my prickliness has apparently reached new heights with the hypersensitive staff at the local Park & Recs run swimming pool. I was informed today by a friend (who is my department head for the masters swim program I’m currently teaching) that apparently I was ‘mean’ to the front desk clerk yesterday. Baffled, I could only speculate that my inquiry about the maintenance team’s poorly thought out decision to close over half the showers in the women’s locker room was taken personally. Ironically enough I thought I was being friendly about it, joking with her about the fact that 12 women were relegated to 2 showers. But maybe the flames coming out of my eyes scared her?