A man today was reprimanded for stepping into a Tokyo public swimming pool moments before 1:00 p.m. and the mandatory hourly 10-minute break.

“I fell for the trap of trying to relax at the pool – I should have maintained my focus,” said Shinjiro Yamataka.

Pool guards posing as lifesavers were quick to scold Yamataka and ensure he wasn’t having too much of a good time at the expense of no one.

“It’s important patrons time their fun to coincide with our rules and regulations – pools are not a place for wild actions like entering the water whenever one feels like it,” said one pool watchman.

Pool guards receive intensive training to spot any signs of excessive enjoyment and are often faced with outlandish behaviour such as families splashing about in the water or bald people thinking they don’t have to wear swimming caps like everyone else.



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