“You learn something every day if you pay attention.” Ray LeBlond

Facebook’s a waste of time… right?  Or at least a huge time suck.

AND look what I do… I teach how to use social media to financially impact your business… and I think it’s a bunch of time you’ll never get back!

But you know what… every once in a while there’s a little nugget of gold.

This morning I was checking my feed.  I found a bunch of posts that irritated me because I disagree… there were a few posts I agreed with… there was this hilarious video of a woman at the beach who fell in a hole… no really it was funny.

And then there was a video by a man that filmed what happened to his granddaughter at their own swimming pool.

I almost skipped by it… but for some reason, I kept watching.  It was about 1:30 and he was showing what happened when he put a life vest on his toddler.

Growing up in the boating business… I mean growing up on a boat – my first boat ride was when I was 6 days old… I have an affinity to water safety.  OK, I almost drown three times as a child, it’s amazing I like swimming!

BUT

This grandfather put a normal looking life vest on correctly — it’s the time with a collar on it.  Commonly called a “heads up” life jacket – it’s designed well to pluck your kid out of the water because it has a loop behind the head!

The next step, he demonstrated the use of the life jacket.

IT DIDN’T RIGHT HIS CHILD!  IT ACTUALLY ROLLED HER FACE DOWN IN THE WATER!

Wholy crap.

I learned today that a Type II life jacket actually says, “Will turn SOME unconscious wearers face-up in water. Poor performer in rough water, often requires you to tread water in order to keep your head above water.”

Toddlers would have a very difficult time rolling face up and treading water!

This lead me to check our inventory in our store at the marina AND now I’m on a quest to find the appropriate Type 1 Vests for young kids!

So there you go… Facebook was VERY valuable to me today.  Just goes to show you really can learn something every day if you pay attention!

 

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