Thursday, May 03, 2007

Grossest Money-Saving Idea Ever

StyleyGeek left this comment on my first NZ vacation post:

I just wanted to comment on the swimming pool: NZ swimming pools might be cheap, but they have a bit of an "ick" factor. Lately Christchurch in particular has been having trouble with kids pooing in the pool: several times a day, in fact (apparently they do it because if the pool has to be closed for sanitation, they get a refund on their entry fee). I was just reading about it in one of the local papers. It's put me off going there for life!
Yuck! The pool I went to in Christchurch had crystal clear clean water, and fortunately, there were separate pools for kids and adult lap swimming. I wonder if they would have to close them both down...

But maybe I'll try pooping in the pool at my gym, to see if I can get a partial refund on my membership... there's one answer to the question "How do you know you've taken frugality too far?"

3 comments:

Rich Minx said...

Yes that's right, New Zealanders like to poop in public pools to get their $2 refund.

I'll believe it when I see a link to the article and chat to the underpaid Christchurch journalist who allegedly wrote it.

Optioned Unarmed said...

Pretty icky. I'd rather just put a fly in my soup.

StyleyGeek said...

Here's the link, Rich Minx. I don't know if the "alleged" journalist would be willing to chat to you or not, but it's Kamala Hayman at the Christchurch Press.