#4: Pool Party
When I was a kid, my neighbors had a swimming pool. I didn’t use it super often because, unlike the people in this story, my parents weren’t entitled jerks who thought that a swimming pool on someone’s private property was open for anyone in the neighborhood to use. Still, I had a few birthday parties there.
And back then, I used to think how amazing it would be to have my own pool in my own backyard. Well, now I’m old enough to buy a house with a pool, but you better believe I am never going to do so. And it’s largely because of stories like this, where people think that you and your pool owe them something.