A musement!

For The Sunday Muse.



Rosey winkMy friend Rosey’s parents have a swimming pool in their garden so she’s never needed to use the public swimming baths.

When we suggested going there, she was a little unsure. She said she’d heard that people pee in public pools. I said it was only allowed in the corners, so if she stayed in the centre she would be alright!

Eventually, we persuaded her to come.

After suffering the communal changing rooms and the communal shower, she arrived at the edge of the communal pool. Talk about a fish out of water! There she stood, looking terrified with her toes turned in, knees pressed together and arms firmly folded across her chest.

She had on her mother’s beige one-piece, and matching rubber cap; so different from the Rosey who at her parent’s recent party had thrown off her tiny pink bikini top, shouted ‘geronimo’, and plunged feet first into their pool clutching a champagne bottle!

Anyway, she cautiously lowered herself into the water and as she edged forward a siren suddenly screeched. We had forgotten to warn her about the Mega-Wave feature! She was knocked completely off her feet by the rush of water and looked as if she was witnessing a tsunami!

We scrambled to her rescue and hauled her out. She gave us a really angry look and said we‘d spoiled her fun! With that, she leapt back in again!

You just can’t win with Rosey!


Photo – Students at the H Sophie Newcomb College, New Orleans, 1929. Edwin L Wisherdhoto 

I’ve written about 120 Rosey stories, and posted some of the best-received ones on a dedicated site simply called My Friend Rosey – it’s HERE  if you’d like to take a look.

41 thoughts on “A musement!

  1. beth Aug 28, 2022 / 10:52

    hahahaha! it sounds like she is always an adventure )

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  2. Nancy Richy Aug 28, 2022 / 11:18

    Thanks for the delightful story and the link. I will definitely be paying Miss Rosey a call!

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      • Nancy Richy Aug 28, 2022 / 19:43

        Great! Tell her no one wears beige bathing suits; they make one look naked! And with the swim cap she might have been mistaken for an alien! 😂


  3. Gillena Cox Aug 28, 2022 / 12:20

    Bravo!!! Nice one. You made me smile😊 Rosey is fun gal


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  4. Suzette Benjamin Aug 28, 2022 / 14:42

    Rosey is quite the risk taker. I like her sparkle. As always Keith you craft a story and its twist(s) beautifully. A fun read. Thank you.

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  5. wyndolynne Aug 28, 2022 / 15:05

    I have a feeling Rosey found her feet quickly. And then took over the pool? 🙂

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    • Keith's Ramblings Aug 28, 2022 / 15:47

      She tends to take over most situations, which can on occasion prove troublesome!


  6. poetisatinta Aug 28, 2022 / 18:33

    love it not sure how I have missed your ‘Rosey’ stories! 🙂


  7. Truedessa Aug 28, 2022 / 19:12

    I enjoyed reading this story. It sounds like she enjoyed the adventurous day out. haha

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    • Jim Aug 28, 2022 / 22:10

      Peeing “was only allowed in the corners,” she probably will always remember that and so stays out of the corners. Like my sister still looking under the bed at age 85 because I had told her earlier about the boogey man hiding under our beds.
      A good read, Keith.

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  8. Rob Kistner Aug 28, 2022 / 21:54

    A lady’s prerogative Keith. This was very enjoyable my friend — excellent. 🙂✌🏼

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  9. messymimi's meanderings Aug 28, 2022 / 22:37

    It figures that once the waves start, Rosey is going to enjoy herself. Next, she’ll want a mega-wave in her parent’s pool!

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  10. Leyde Ryan Aug 29, 2022 / 00:05

    Only peeing in the corners, Hilarious! But “communal showers and changing rooms”–No Way!


  11. Carrie V. H. Aug 29, 2022 / 02:07

    Love that ending! You definitely can’t win with her!! This was a fun read Keith!

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  12. msjadeli Sep 1, 2022 / 00:27

    Keith, I always enjoy Rosie’s adventures and her unflappable spirit. Oops said I was going to write a story this week and forgot. Will try to remember for next week 🙂

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  13. Susie Clevenger Sep 1, 2022 / 16:39

    Yeah for Rosie! This gave me a much needed smile today!

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