Avoid Doing THESE 4 THINGS At ND Waterparks This Summer
It's finally warm outside, and while many of us love to get out on the Missouri River, we can't forget about the fun that can be had at our local waterparks.
Many Bismarck-Mandan waterparks are staying closed this summer due to staffing issues, but there are some that will still be open to the public.
As much fun as a waterpark can be, there are some things that you might want to avoid doing.
1. Bogart the Chairs
There is nothing more frustrating than seeing a line of chairs covered in towels and bags while no one is in sight.
If you are leaving and coming immediately back to that spot, fine. However, if you're off wandering around and don't intend on using that spot consistently, MOVE YOUR STUFF.
I can't tell you how many times I've tried to grab a chair at a waterpark only to find no available seating. Chairs are for sitting/laying. If you need a place to put your stuff, rent a locker and clear the space for others who might want to work on their tans.
2. Walk Barefoot
Obviously, you're going to walk barefoot through most of the park, but there's one place you should avoid this at all costs. Dun duun duuuunnn... THE BATHROOM.
Beware: the water that you see on the floor of a waterpark bathroom is not water. It is, in fact, a mixture of water and human excrement. The last thing you want is to walk through that and let it soak into your skin all day.
Not only that but imagine you get a cut. That's an infection waiting to happen if you ask me.
Wear some slides in the bathroom, do yourself a favor, save a life.
I know at waterparks you're meant to get wet, but if I'm relaxing on a tube going down a lazy river, and a kid splashes me in the face and knocks my tube around, I'm going to be upset.
If it happens to be your child who has disturbed my peace, I'm sorry. I will scold them like they are my very own. There's no shame in the grumpy "I'm too old for this s**t" game.
4. Standing in the Way
Hanging out at waterparks isn't supposed to be a stressful situation, but HOLY COW. If you find yourself standing in the middle of a walkway doing nothing... don't.
Step off to the side just as you would and should anywhere else. 9 chances out of 10, if I'm walking anywhere in a waterpark, I'm trying to get there quickly, before the pavement scorches my entire foot off.
We're in hustle mode, okay?
There you have it. Those are the four big offenses in my book. What are some things you think a person shouldn't do at a waterpark? Leave us a chat message.
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