So why are the lifeguards at public pools so miserable?

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Every week for the past few years I’ve taken my kids to swimming lessons.

And one thing that I’ve noticed is how miserable all the lifeguards look.

Now I don’t expect them to be skipping around the pool or juggling up on the high chair.

But I can honestly say I don’t think I’ve ever seen one of them smile.

I’m not sure they’d even notice if someone was in trouble as their faces are glazed over.

They seem to be in auto-pilot mode, wandering around the pool like zombies.

David Hasselhoff and Pamela Anderson always seemed to be enjoying themselves on the beach in Baywatch.

I just can’t imagine why Waterlooville public pool would be any different!