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Have you ever made a silly choice?
A bad decision that ended up causing a lot of trouble? Like maybe you tried to do a double backflip on your scooter, and ended up breaking your arm. Or maybe you decided that your hair would look better short and the scissors were close by. Or maybe you just ran with scissors and you fell over on the stairs and stabbed yourself in the arm. I hate it when decisions end up like this but sometimes we have to learn these things the hard way.
Back when I was seven years old, my family and I were on holiday on a sunny beach in Australia. We had just arrived at our resort and we were walking down to the pool. The sun was beating down on us my feet were melting in my shoes. I could see the pool water sparkling in the sun, the apartments warped around half the pool area. Fake palm trees were positioned around the pool creating little pockets of shade with lounger chairs underneath.
My mum told my brother and I to put on more sunscreen like mums do. but I was more focused on the pool. It was huge and had a waterslide, spa pool and a fake waterfall with crystal clear water cascading down. My brother went in first and went very slowly to deliberately hold me up. So I decided to take matters into my own hands. But I had not thought about the consequences.
Slowly slowly, I went to the edge of the pool.
Slowly slowly, I lined up my feet.
Slowly slowly I got ready
Slowly slowly, SPLASH!!!!
I jumped in but I hadn't thought about how deep the it was. I kicked around expecting to find the bottom but there was nothing there but more and more water. I started to getting worried. I started to splash around looking for the pool wall. I was right in the middle of a vast area of water.
What do I do? What do I do? This question raced around in my head again and again. I knew how to swim but in that moment I had forgotten. I started to sink below the water. It it started to get darker and darker as I sunk deeper and deeper. This was it, I was going to die I was going drown. I gasped for air still splashing around. Then I felt something grab me from behind was it my brother? Then I remembered that he would never do something like that. I was dragged to the surface and pulled onto the concrete. I started to breathe heavily trying to catch my breath. I felt shocked but yet relieved at what had just happened. I looked up to see a total stranger standing above me; he was dripping wet. I started to feel embarrassed as I realised that he was the one that pulled me out of the pool he. Was the one that saved me.
I started to regret what I had just done. I should've thought about how deep that pool was. So next time you're feeling impatient, make sure you think about the consequences before you take action.