I got to swim with the Indian families last night!

@TheHorse (157881)
Walnut Creek, California
June 24, 2022 9:41am CST
Early evening protocol at the apartment complex pool is kind of funny. It seems that there are "Mexican nights" and "Indian nights." I wish the two sub-cultures would mix more. Last night was Indian night. I got to swim with my friend Aditi and the other kids, along with some of their parents. Adiiti, at four or so, is getting bolder with age. She now does running jumps into the pool. I got some laps in and had a good time. I'll see if I can find a picture of Aditi and Astik in the back of my truck a year or so ago.
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@DaddyEvil (88566)
• United States
24 Jun
I'm surprised they allow a middle aged white man to swim in the pool.
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@DaddyEvil (88566)
• United States
25 Jun
@TheHorse Is vanny checking up on your activities again? I would hope you can kiss pretty girls, with their prior consent of course, if you feel like it. I certainly wouldn't tell on you. As long as you're both over the age of consent. Playing catch or otherwise have fun with kids is also allowed.
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@TheHorse (157881)
• Walnut Creek, California
25 Jun
@DaddyEvil Have you ever lived in the San Francisco Bay Area? Heh.
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@TheHorse (157881)
• Walnut Creek, California
25 Jun
I have accepted that I am not allowed to kiss pretty girls or engage in other implicitly heterosexual behaviors. But when it comes to kids, i am allowed to play catch with them and otherwise have fun.
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@paigea (35285)
• Canada
24 Jun
Hopefully, the groups will mix at some point. Some very hot evening when the AC quits. For some reason, your post reminded me of a scene from Fresh Off The Boat. The Indian family are at a sports game (Baseball) with the Cleveland? Indians. The dad holds up a sign that says "Now the real Indians are here" Totally embarassing the daughter
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@TheHorse (157881)
• Walnut Creek, California
25 Jun
Sounds fun, though. Most Americans would enjoy it. But most Indians are more familiar with cricket than baseball.
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@paigea (35285)
• Canada
25 Jun
@TheHorse is there a place to play cricket there? The bigger cities here have cricket
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@TheHorse (157881)
• Walnut Creek, California
25 Jun
@paigea Typo corrected. I must have been drinking again.
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@LadyDuck (401475)
• Switzerland
25 Jun
I hope that the two sub-cultures will mix more one day... I doubt.
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@LadyDuck (401475)
• Switzerland
25 Jun
@TheHorse Brazilian and Mexican cultures are similar, I am not surprised they play together.
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@TheHorse (157881)
• Walnut Creek, California
3 Jul
@LadyDuck But don't forget the black and white kids. I love the fact that littlies are oblivious (or almost oblivious) to race.
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@TheHorse (157881)
• Walnut Creek, California
25 Jun
We shall see. Most of my "best friends" at the preschool are Mexican-American. But they play freely with black and white (and Brazilian-American) kids. Prejudice is TAUGHT.
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@Tampa_girl7 (47880)
• United States
24 Jun
It’s a shame they don’t all swim together.
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@Tampa_girl7 (47880)
• United States
26 Jun
@TheHorse I hope they did.
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@TheHorse (157881)
• Walnut Creek, California
3 Jul
@Tampa_girl7 Nope. Not yet.
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@TheHorse (157881)
• Walnut Creek, California
25 Jun
Perhaps they will tonight.
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@xander6464 (35558)
• Wapello, Iowa
1 Jul
The sub-cultures should mix more.
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@xander6464 (35558)
• Wapello, Iowa
1 Jul
@TheHorse Matching values is a good start.
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@TheHorse (157881)
• Walnut Creek, California
3 Jul
@xander6464 Both groups seem really devoted to their families.
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@TheHorse (157881)
• Walnut Creek, California
1 Jul
I'd like to see that happen as well. They seem to have the same values.
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@LindaOHio (99950)
• United States
25 Jun
What a cute picture. It's too bad that the two cultures don't seem to want to mix.
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@TheHorse (157881)
• Walnut Creek, California
25 Jun
I will do what I can to change that. Especially with the kids. I'll play catch with anyone who wants to play catch.
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@TheHorse (157881)
• Walnut Creek, California
3 Jul
@LindaOHio Exactly. No guitar at the pool. I did give the little boy in the photo guitar lessons. I refused to take money from his parents, but I demanded they pay me in Indian food. It was yummy!
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@LindaOHio (99950)
• United States
26 Jun
@TheHorse Have you ever brought your guitar to the pool to play for the kids? You probably wouldn't want to risk damage to it.
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@sjvg1976 (35578)
• Delhi, India
25 Jun
Glad to know that Aditi now does running jumps in the pools. I think she is learning to swim from you now.
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@TheHorse (157881)
• Walnut Creek, California
25 Jun
She has support from me and many others.
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@wolfgirl569 (58596)
• Marion, Ohio
25 Jun
Cute kids. Glad you had some fun
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@TheHorse (157881)
• Walnut Creek, California
25 Jun
I hope to have more fun this evening.
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@RasmaSandra (56446)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
24 Jun
Glad you had fun and some swimming partners. It can get lonely swimming alone,
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@TheHorse (157881)
• Walnut Creek, California
25 Jun
I get a bit bored when I swim alone.
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@JudyEv (283346)
• Rockingham, Australia
25 Jun
They are good looking kids. It's funny how these unspoken understandings come about.
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@TheHorse (157881)
• Walnut Creek, California
25 Jun
We create new sub-cultures for the next generation.
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@Plethos (13524)
• United States
24 Jun
thats odd to me. maybe they wanted a family swim day. is there a "culturally open swim day?" right now it just comes off as seperatism. ive lived in apartment complexs before, never had this problem.
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@TheHorse (157881)
• Walnut Creek, California
25 Jun
I don't see it as a problem. It is 90 F here now, I will swim. I will see what I see.
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@Nakitakona (51122)
• Philippines
30 Jun
Are those your Indian kids friends in the photo? They're lovely.
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@TheHorse (157881)
• Walnut Creek, California
3 Jul
They are. Astik, the boy, has moved on, but he and his daddy visited the other day. I got to chat with them a bit. Aditi, the little girl, is still here.
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@Nakitakona (51122)
• Philippines
5 Jul
@TheHorse It's good you have kid friends. They're cute.