When I got stung by the hardhead, the following day i almost drowned in the pool where we were camped at
I was in the pool and i hollered at my buddy James to toss me my mask, which he did....Me, the idiot I am, said to myself,"Gee, I''ll do like in the movies and put this mask on underwater".....So, I stuck it to my face and INHALED!!!!...HARD!!!!....WHAT WAS I THINKING?
...All instinct kicked in IMEDIATELY!!!. ...
Now, as James saw the performance unveil right before his eyes, he told me what he saw and heard!!!
He said, firstly, he heard a big GRUNT from under the water, sort of like a Hippos grunt!!.....Then he saw ME come shooting out of the water like a TRIDENT MISSILE!!..He said it was the greatest thing he'd ever seen!
Now, I remember hitting the cement walkway....I remember gasping for air and my lungs wouldnt breath!!..The best i could describe the sound was like a walrus going "HAAAARPHHH, HAAARRRPHH, HAAARRPHHHH, over and over....You know, like the sound a seal makes when it barks except in a deep base tone!!....Then, finally, the water came shooting out of my lungs!!!..Came out my mouth, my nose!!...I threw up a ton of water too!!
Then, I couldnt stop laughing from the look of fright I saw in james and his wifes faces!!..They thought i was "Buying the Farm"!!...So did I!!!
Anyways, after all was well, we had a few more beers....
James said to me, with a look of awe, "darn John,...I ain't EVER seen a pool clear out that fast!!"
I remember thinking about this when he said it..I did recollect,.....There were about 20 people in the pool when this happened, and when I was done drowning, the only people left around the pool were James, his wife Nancy, and ME!
And guess what Kathy!...This was at Port Isabel!..Sailor Bobs Motel and Campground!