A late night drive companion – the Swimming Pool Salesman
To reach the Highlands I would have to drive over 7 hours. For an old man who had drank two or three thick glasses of whiskey, on an empty stomach, this would be quite the challenge. I hadn’t taken the Jag out for quite some time, but if she drove anything as smooth as she used to, it would be a struggle staying awake for the whole journey. The initial adrenaline rush gifted to me by the mysterious email, coupled with the resurgence of an excitement I had not felt in a while would only take me so far. Lucky then, that I should pick up a travelling companion just one hour into my journey.
December had blighted England with some of the coldest weather in months, as I left the suburbs of Islington the streets were all but deserted – save one individual. As I stopped for at a pedestrian crossing; a tall, wide figure in a beige pea coat blowing in the wintry breeze, struggled with a large suitcase. I watched their pitiful progress across the road, impatiently tapping the steering wheel. Suddenly, a gust of wind shook the Jag – blowing the intrepid traveller clean of his feet, knocking his case open and sending copious swathes of fabrics, metal rings and pamphlets into the road.
The road was deserted, I hadn’t seen a car for miles. Putting the hazards on, I stepped out to help. I waved a silent hello, and started gathering up the numerous pamphlets that now littered the road – as I glanced at what they were advertised I was more than a little surprised. They read as follows:
SWIMMING POOL SAFETY IS OF PARAMOUNT IMPORTANCE!
Did you know that were over 150 recorded cases of accidents and deaths
related to personal swimming pool use between the years 2012-14?
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“Thank you sir, you truly are an angel sent from heaven!” Red in the face, the man in the pea coat smiled genially, a grand military moustache accentuating his avuncular features. “I don’t suppose you have a personal swimming pool at home, they can be awfully dangerous this time of year. My name’s Maximilian, and I believe pool safety should be treated with paramount importance!”