Hallandale Beach administrators, come forward and get your award. The award for biggest imbeciles of the past month. Why you ask? Well if you haven’t heard Hallandale Beach fired a lifeguard recently for, get this, saving a drowning man! Can you believe he did that?? What a jackass right?! Ohh umm no. YOU FIRED HIM?? What the hell is wrong with you guys? On July 2nd, lifeguard Thomas Lopez was told by fellow beach goers that a man was drowning. Lopez immediately took off to help the drowning man. And you know what, he saved the man’s life. The problem was he left his “zone” to do so. Hmm. So let me get this right. He’s a lifeguard. He’s supposed to save people if they are in trouble. BUT ONLY IF THEY ARE IN HIS ZONE??? Are you freaking serious?? I can see the convo play out between the beach goers and Mr. Lopez:
Bystander – Yo dude (beach voice obviously) there is a guy drowning over there.
Bystander – Over there…go help him man!
Lopez – ehhh, sorry man, that’s not my zone…somebody else will take care of him
Bystander- (jaw drops in astonishment)
Lopez – Oh no, that girl over there needs someone to rub sun tan lotion on her! Peace out!
Obviously, that isn’t what happened. Thomas Lopez went and saved the man’s life. He got fired for it. He was better than the job anyway. Since then, 2 other lifeguards were fired for not agreeing with the “zone” policy and at least 4 others have quit. I hope they shut the beach down and fire everyone in charge of stupid rules like this. He didn’t leave his “zone” to get a hot dog or to play volleyball, he left to save a life. He’s the real life David Hasselhoff. He’d have had his own montage music and bouncy hair if this were Baywatch. But sadly it’s not. Who’d have thought Baywatch would be less of a joke than real life.