Today was gorgeous and I headed to the pool around 11am. That time of day it is nice and quiet, I had a lane to myself and wore my favourite AussieBum speedos, the Portsea’s.
This first photo is a 2nd pair of AussieBum Portseas of mine with the AussieBum logo on the front.
I had some phone calls to deal with so after banging out 40 minutes of freestyle laps, I jumped out of the pool to check my phone and sat on one of the chairs out in the sun. I also kinda wanted to dry off a little since I was going to the grocery store on the way home. Usually I don’t hang out at the pool, I’m all business, get there, get in the pool, swim and get out of there. That is unless of I have a rendevous in the change rooms planned – hehehe. So today was a little different with me sitting out on the chairs just in my speedo. While I was sitting there, this guy came up and sat on the chair next to me. Nobody else was around and he could have sat anywhere.
The guy, now I know his name is Tony (not his real name, I’m just going to use Tony for the purpose of discretion), swims a fair bit and I’ve seen him and said g’day in passing. He drives one of the new Jaguars which looks gorgeous.
When he sat down I had my head buried in my phone and he startled me a little bit. What startled me even more was that he was wearing a pair of those old school AussieBum XS speedos. Tony is a swimmer so I’ve only seen him wearing speedos but I’ve never really paid any attention. Turns out Tony has been paying attention to my speedos as he complimented me on my AussieBum’s and proceeded to tell me how he is a huge AussieBum fan and knows Sean Ashbry (the owner/founder of AussieBum).
These are those AussieBum XS’s, I’ve never owned a pair myself – what do you guys think of them?
Let me tell you more about Tony, he is probably mid 40’s, just a touch of grey around his close cut hair, masculine for sure, hairy chest but not a carpet, speedo tan from him swimming, my height but a little thicker but fit. And we all now know that he likes wearing AussieBum speedos. He seems 100% straight and has a wedding ring that I noticed.
During our chat there on the poolside chairs I was caught by surprise and had no idea what was really going on. We chatted awkwardly for a little bit and then Tony said that if I needed a training partner or a beer to wash out the chlorine after a swim to let him know and he left his business card on the table. Turns out his is a partner in a pretty big law firm here. Then he got up and walked to the change rooms. I pretended to look at my phone but kept an eye on Tony as he headed to the change rooms, if he had looked back or given me a wink I’m not sure what I would have done. Aghhhh, you guys know me. I would have followed him into the change rooms and seen what we could have gotten up to in our AussieBum speedos.
Tony didn’t look back.
I grabbed his business card and left before he returned from the change rooms.
Since I got home I started writing this blog post and then I did a little bit of research on Tony (I have all his details from his business card), usual stuff for a lawyer, seems pretty good at it, grew up in Sydney but came up to the coast to run the office up here, hobbies include triathlons (which explains the swimming and being pretty fit of a 46yo).
And he is married (to a woman), has two kids and from the facebook photos that are public, seems like a happy hosuehold. The family was recently on a vacation and pics of Tony wearing dork shorts next to his wife, who is pretty hot, in a bikini joking around.
What do you guys make of it?