Bored Olympics lifeguard is the spirit animal for those bored at work     DATE: 2024-07-15 16:28:38

Next time you feel bored at work, think about the Olympics lifeguards.

This photo of one, ennui-stricken lifeguard in Rio, which came from a New York Timesarticle about the futility of lifeguards at the Olympics, has been competently paddling around Twitter.

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The boredom written on his face is something we've all felt in our lifetime. After all, when you're dedicated to saving lives of swimmers in a room full of professionalswimmers, you can't help but feel your role is a little pointless.

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We hope he's being paid good money for it.

If anything, this lifeguard deserves a gold medal in fortitude in the face of having so little to do. It must be a thankless job.

Thank you for being a hero to us all, lifeguard.