In the midst of the day, Norman unexpectedly returned home. He discovered his wife Georgia standing in the centre of their lavish apartment wearing a red G-string, heels and the entire room was soaked as he opened the front door.
He was shocked and said, “What just happened here?”
The startled woman remarked, “I guess the waterbed busted.
A man suddenly floats by.
Norman yells, “Who’s that?”
I’m unsure. Be a lifeguard, of course.
The man, who was sporting swim trunks and a whistle, caught Norman’s attention.
He questioned, “What are you doing here?”
“I’m the lifeguard,” the man declared. “I received a call to look into a waterbed emergency.”
Norman said, “Well, you’re not needed here. “I’m up for this,”
The lifeguard asked, “Are you sure?” The situation is quite serious.
“I’m sure,” Norman replied. “Now leave this area.”
The lifeguard waved off and shrugged.
To his wife, Norman turned. He questioned, “What happened?”
She explained, “The waterbed burst while I was taking a bath.”
The question is, “How did that happen?” Norman enquired.
“I don’t know,” she replied. Maybe I placed too much emphasis on it.
Norman remarked, “Well, it’s a good thing you’re okay.
She said, “I’m glad you’re home.” I felt afraid.
Norman gave her a hug. He assured her, “I’m always here for you.”
They acquired a new waterbed and cleaned up the mess. According to the legend, they continued to live happily ever after.
But in reality, Norman was never really certain of what had taken place that day. Despite never having any evidence, he suspected that his wife was having an affair. He also didn’t ask her about it.
In their marriage, talking about the waterbed incident became frowned upon. They never brought it up or the lifeguard into the conversation.
Norman, though, never forgot what he witnessed that day. He also will never forget his wife’s expression when she spotted the lifeguard.
The episode involving the waterbed marked a turning point in their union. On that day, Norman’s faith in his wife was betrayed. It was also the day that their marriage started to fall apart.
They separated a short while later. The lifeguard was never seen by Norman again.
But he also never forgot about him.