SwimSpa Covers for TidalFit SwimSpas

SwimSpa Covers for TidalFit Swim Spas

TidalFit® is an award-winning American manufacturer (aka May Manufacturing) of exercise pools and swim spas.

The TidalFit exercise pool is built to the same world-class quality standards one would expect from May Manufacturing, renowned in the spa industry. Designed with innovative engineering and artistry, the TidalFit brand is popular with discriminating buyers due to its intuitive, user-friendly operation and aesthetic appeal. In other words, the TidalFit is in a class by itself.

Standard features of TidalFit models are: full foam insulation and an ABS bottom to protect against environmental elements, Advanced Digital Control System with LCD back-lit display controls multiple functions in four languages, beautiful, long-lasting Kingwood Cabinetry assures years of maintenance-free life; Grab Rails for extra stability when exercising and stretching. Every TidalFit comes with a standard heater to warm your pool to the perfect temperature in any climate, plus full foam with ABS bottom; a Hi-Flo circulation system keeps water circulating efficiently and helps your pool stay clean. The Pro EP-15 and PowerPlus EP-16 TidalFit models come standard with a dual 9″ waterfall.

Additional brands/lines include: Artesian Spas, Island Spas, Island Elite Spas, Platinum Elite Spas, South Seas Spas, Resort Spas, Tropic Seas Spas, Garden Spas

At SpaCap.com They are ready to help you design a customized swim spa cover to fit your Tidal Fit SwimSpa

SpaCap.com has been building custom spa covers for forty years. That’s longer than swimspas have been around! During that time the folks at SpaCap.com have developed a swim spa cover design as unique as your custom swim spa.

Does your swim spa have a waterfall? No problem! Is that old foam cover keeping you from enjoying your swimspa? SpaCap.com has the answer. Plus you can get it to match your backyard decor!

All the SpaCap.com SwimSpa Covers are covered with Marine Grade Sunbrella in all the colors Glen Raven Mills offers.

So if you want a custom swimspa cover to cover your Tidal Fit Swim Spa that’s as easy to remove as a comforter from your bed visit SpaCap.com and order yours today!

End2End SwimSpa Covers : The Real Story

End2End SwimSpa Covers: One Customer Experience

We purchased our outdoor swimspa around June of 2019 and it came with the standard styrofoam inner, vinyl outside cover(s) for the tub.  The spa is a 14 x 8 tub so it came with two (each covering one half) of the standard foam/vinyl covers in order to cover the entire top.

These covers or tops are, at very best, heavy and cumbersome, and based on what I’ve read and who I’ve talked to, I don’t believe that these covers are very efficient in maintaining the swimspa’s temperature or chemical integrity.  Additionally, I have to mention how incredibly difficult these tops are to get off of the tub (not to mention how difficult they are to put back on as well).

Additionally, because of their sheer size, once removed there really isn’t anywhere to store them without being kind of an eyesore laying near the swimspa somewhere or actually laying against the side of the swimspa until your done using it.  To “upgrade”, we purchased mechanical metal “cover lifters” for our covers but this product wasn’t very effective in lifting the covers and was also undesirable due to how the covers are positioned at each end of the spa (it blocked our views to both the grilling and garden areas).  (quick side note:  the metal started to rust and looked extremely unsightly just weeks after installed as well).

In any case, looking for a solution to our problems we purchased a relatively new to the market swimspa “roll” cover.  This type of cover not only looked great, but appeared very easy to remove and replace back on the swimspa.  The one we chose (END2END) was disturbingly expensive but after our experience(s) with the clumsy foam-filled vinyl tops, we took the chance that this new roll top would solve all of our problems.

Of course, it did not.

The first thing we noticed (living in the sunny state of Florida) with this new roll top was that the beautiful grey color of the top quickly began to fade.  Again, although we live in Florida and get lots of sunshine, we weren’t expecting the color of the top to fade anywhere near this fast.  We hadn’t had the top much longer when we began to notice that when it rained, this cover retained water.

The water would just pool on top of the swimspa cover (it appeared to collect between the outer fading fabric and the heavy synthetic underside) and would sit there for days or until we lifted the swimspa cover at an angle to let it run off.  As time went on the water somehow actually made its way into that synthetic underside (still can’t figure this out as I can’t find any openings in the synthetic underbelly) making it so heavy it was for the most part unmovable.

Another issue with this cover was its susceptibility to mold and in just six months or so we observed several noticeable spots, and not long after that also noticed a small tear at one end.  It’s just my wife and I (no kids) so it’s not like we manhandled or abused the swimspa cover in any way.

For us, this END2END swimspa cover has simply been a disaster.  Immorally expensive, worse than unsightly, extremely difficult to use and care for, but worst of all, just simply ineffective.  Based on our experience with this one, we certainly could not justify recommending this to anyone.

At SpaCap.com they have been in the spa cover business for nearly forty years. They have seen every spa cover design and heard how great this new fad was and the spa dealers always claim that this latest gadget, development or design change would make this “The Last Cover You’ll Need To Buy” but it’s just not true.

Unfortunately, as we talk to customers the experience shared above is just all to common. These roll up swimspa covers tend to only last a couple years at best. These swimspa covers started out being insanely expensive and the cost has almost doubled over the last year most likely due to being built in China.

Meanwhile, at SpaCap.com, every swimspa cover is custom built here in the USA. Every SpaCap is covered in “top of the line” Marine Grade Sunbrella (rated by YEARS outdoors), not canvas or vinyl which is rated by HOURS outdoors. Do our swimspa covers last forever? No. But they do tend to last ten to twelve years if properly used.

Don’t let the swimspa cover be the reason you’re not using your swimspa. If you’re tired of the run around and want to get back to using your swimspa without hurting yourself or dreading the effort of removing and replacing the cover, visit SpaCap.com and check it out for yourself.

Riding While Intoxicated

While at work, Curt enjoyed going over the books of laws and statutes. Some of the older ones were kind of humorous. Since some of them were a hundred years old they had more to do with horses than cars. For instance, riding your horse over a bridge was against the law. Many of the ordinances came about because of specific events but those were not recorded. The ‘no riding over the bridge’ probably came about after one horse got spooked on the bridge and ended up killing someone. There was also a law regarding riding your horse while intoxicated. Again, probably because someone did so and there was some disastrous result. 

While on patrol one night Curt came across a very drunk man was riding his horse home from the tavern. He could understand the mans thinking that this was a brilliant idea since he wouldn’t be “driving” home drunk. He could get as drunk as he wanted because the horse knew the way home. The horse would be the designated driver. 

So the man tied the horse up outside the tavern and went inside. Bragging to his friends about how he had found the way around the DWI law. He wouldn’t be ‘driving’ home. The all toasted his brilliance. 

After he was properly and totally shit-faced, the man went outside, untied his horse and climbed into the saddle. He then passed out. Now in his mind, all he had to do was stay in the saddle and his faithful horse would get them home. 

It started out like a good idea. After a few minuted the horse began to walk toward home. Stopping occasionally to munch on some grass along the edge of the road. Curt observed the progress. Eventually, the horse became more interested in getting home than eating. But it was night. The horse was not to keen on the idea of staying close to the side of the road. Something might jump out and startle it. No, in the horses mind the safest place to be would be in the center of the road. That way, anything jumping out from the shoulder of the road, there would be some space, to escape. 

Problem was the horse wasn’t wearing anything reflective. It didn’t have ‘tail lights’ so from behind it was just a shadow going down the road. An accident waiting to happen. Any driver coming down the street at legal speed would have run up under the horse before they ever saw it.

Curt tried to get the horse to stay off to the side of the road. But as soon as he backed off the horse would get right back out into the center of the roadway. 

After several attempts, Curt finally decided that the only safe thing to do for the horse and rider would be to get them off the street. So he tied the horse to the back bumper of the patrol car and pulled the man from the saddle, arrested him and placed him in the back of the car. The man was to drunk to even be aware that he was under arrest. 

Then he drove slowly back to the police station, leading the horse carefully along. After tying the horse up outside the station he took the man in for a breathalyzer and booking.

The next morning the Tri City Herald headline read that a man had been arrested for “Riding While Intoxicated” as if even being drunk as a passenger in someone else’s vehicle, in West Richland, they would still arrest you.

Want more stories like this check out the book The Chief Is Missing which is available in audio for those of us that don’t have time to sit down and read.

Another Book by J A Sliger is Code Name Artist. It’s a World War Two drama based on a man that fought the Nazi’s from inside the German Secret Service The Abwehr.

Quiet Coffee and Doughnuts

One night Curt was driving and Karl was riding with him. They had gone to get a from the gas station and wanted to just sit out of the way on one of the back streets to enjoy their coffee.

It was a fairly hot night so as he backed in off the road, Curt rolled down his drivers side window. Then he and Karl just sat back to drink their coffee in peace.

But evidently a peaceful evening is not what the powers that be had in mind for the officers that night. 

A young man on a dirt bike came riding down the street doing about forty miles per hour in a twenty five mile per hour zone. Under the circumstances, since they were wanting to enjoy their coffee, if the young man had just blazed on past them, Curt might have just let it go.

But no. Right in front of where the officers were parked, the young man decided to do a doughnut in the center of the street. Again, if he had just done a big U-turn and headed back the way he had come, Curt might have let him go. 

But no. As he spun his dirt bike around so that his headlight hit the patrol car it was evident that he had not expected to see it. The rider jerked so hard he nearly fell over but then he quickly regained control and headed down the road again.

Curt said, “Well fuck,” and threw his coffee out his window.

Karl said, “Shit,” and tried to throw his coffee out. But his window was still up so the coffee just bounced and then dumped all over his lap.

“Damn it,” he grimaced in pain. Then pointing at the rider Karl added, “That one is mine.”

Curt laughed and punched the gas to chase down the rider. Once they had him stopped, Curt lent Karl his ticket book and allowed his friend to write the ticket.

Want more stories like this check out the book The Chief Is Missing which is available in audio for those of us that don’t have time to sit down and read.

Another Book by J A Sliger is Code Name Artist. It’s a World War Two drama based on a man that fought the Nazi’s from inside the German Secret Service The Abwehr.

SwimSpa Covers for Catalina SwimSpas

Catalina Spas is the leading spa manufacturer in cutting edge technology and quality fitness and exercise equipment giving the consumer state of the art construction and absolute relaxation. Catalina Spas are carefully constructed to provide years of carefree performance despite frequent, daily use. As a result, we build the best spas and swim spas in the industry with high-quality, efficient heaters, pumps and other components.

Catalina Spas opened its doors for business in 1977 with the concept of creating a quality spa at an affordable price that people could enjoy in the comfort of their own home. The first swimspa was manufactured by Curtis SwimSpas, which was purchased by Catalina Spas in 1985.

Catalina Spas is based in Johnson City, TN 100 miles East of Knoxville and 25 miles South of Bristol. We manufacture and test all our spas by hand. Each spa is personally and individually made to the specifications of each customer.

Catalina Spas introduced the first swimspa in 1980 and continues to innovate the swimspa industry. The creation of the swimspa helped us become one of the largest swimspa manufacturers in the world. From an original past to an even brighter future.

Each customer can personalize their swimspa. The feature options list shows all of the standard and optional equipment, amenities, and upgrades available. Components, cabinets, acrylic, gel coatings, swim tile, and designer glass.


Catalina’s jets have the power to give you an incredible massage. From deeply relaxing to powerfully invigorating, Catalina’s jets offer a full range of massage types. All our jets are completely adjustable to create just the right amount of pressure to relieve daily stresses improving the body’s natural healing process.

Bluetooth Wireless Technology

Whether you choose to stream music live, or have your own collection of downloaded tunes, this entertainment system allows you to conveniently enjoy music from your Bluetooth® enabled device using Bluetooth® wireless technology. Incorporated into the cabinet, this system features an iPod dock and auxiliary input for other MP3 players.

LED Lights

Nighttime enjoyment becomes enriched with Catalina’s LED lighting systems. With a spectrum of inviting colors the LED lighting systems enhance the spill over waterfall, Trevi pop-ups, crystal water features, cup holders and underwater jets. Our LED light package gives you complete control of the color from your state of the art topside controls.

Water Features

The sound of running water can be extraordinarily soothing, which is why state-of-the-art water features are included on most models. They can be enjoyed independently or with the spa jets activated. Nothing increases your spa experience like the soothing sound and shimmering sight of falling water. The many options available allow you to integrate these spectacular water features in either dramatic or subtle ways that transform any spa and swimspa environment.

Pro-Pole and Exercise Equipment

Our exercise equipment products meet the needs of those who use Catalina’s SwimSpa as a form of physical therapy, training, exercise and recreation. Our swimspas offer health and fitness benefits to people of every age. Catalina’s comfortable belt system on the pro-pole attaches to the swim spa edge so swimmers can maintain position while swimming or exercising. Catalina’s exercise equipment is easy to install or remove by clipping to pre-mounted hooks.

When you’re all set to cover your investment, check out SpaCap.com While spa suppliers have actually been working with developing and also constructing swimspas, SpaCap.com have been developing the best swimspa covers

Regardless of which company you acquire you spa from they will use a conventional rigid foam filled swimspa cover. The issue is that depending upon the general length of your new spa, that cover will consist of three or four individual panels. And like every foam filled cover ever made, those panels will eventually begin to saturate with moisture from the vapor coming off the spa water, (beginning the day you fill your spa) until they are to heavy to lift.

Usually with 4 different sections this will occur at various rates. So you the owner will have to choose to struggle to remove the swimspa cover or just leave it on and also aim to use your spa under it.

Bar lifters won’t help when the swimspa cover becomes to heavy either because you will still need to flop it over bar while trying not to strain yourself. Then you still have to push it off of the spa. When the cover is heavy it will either tear itself apart (since the joint of the cover is not constructed to handle the weight) or even worse it will tear the bar lifter off the sides of your spa possibly creating damages to the spa cabinet.

The SpaCap.com SwimSpa Covers by contrast, don’t use foam so there is nothing to soak up the moisture. They are built to remain light-weight as well as easy to use. Check out SpaCap.com and order one for your swimspa today.

USA SwimSpa Covers

Suddenly we are all more aware of products coming from overseas. As the importing world comes to a virtual standstill products made in the USA become vital.

With the coming of the Corona Virus, products cheaply made and imported for sale here in the states have abruptly been interrupted. All kinds of products have been effected but the hot tub and swimspa cover market certainly has.

Folks looking for replacement SwimSpa Cover are getting told by their spa dealers that it may be six months before they are able to supply new covers. It turns out even that estimate may end up being wishful thinking. Not only that but the cost of those covers may go up by as much as one hundred eighty percent.

So much for inexpensive SwimSpa Covers. It was easy to justify buying a cheap cover that would only last a couple years when the supply was so readily available. But now as our awareness of all things “overseas” has been drilled into focus it’s all little bit harder to swallow.

Meanwhile, SpaCap.com has been making hot tub and swimspa covers here in the United States for the last forty years. Each and every cover is custom made and sold factory direct to consumers across the country.

The materials that SpaCap.com uses to build their SwimSpa Covers are covered with Sunbrellafabric which is rated by YEARS as opposed to the vinyls on imported covers which are rated by HOURS.

Don’t simply buy another SwimSpa Cover that is going to end up heavy or broken like the last one you got from the local spa dealer. Check out SpaCap.com and get a SwimSpa Cover that is going to be easy to use for many years to come.

SwimSpa Covers That Stay Lightweight

The covers that come with a SwimSpa typically have more sections than a standard hot tub cover. Regrettably, it will still get heavy much like a normal spa cover.

With more areas, they will typically fill at various rates so you end up playing musical chairs with the areas you can still lift. Ultimately, you might even stop aiming to use the bar lifters and simply open 2 sections in the center so you can use the spa.

Even with the bar lifters, getting a saturated swimspa cover back up onto the spa can be a battle. If you have a bad back it’s down best dangerous because of the height of the spa.

Obviously you’ll want to change the SwimSpa Cover with something that will be simpler so you can keep using your spa.

The SpaCap.com Lightweight SwimSpa Covers make the removing your SwimSpa Cover as easy as taking a comforter off a bed. Unlike heavy spa covers that need 2 or more people to raise, SpaCap.com Lightweight SwimSpa Covers can be returned on in seconds normally with one hand.

The SpaCap.com Lightweight SwimSpa Covers use Sunbrella Marine Fabric on the outside which is far superior to the typical spa cover vinyls. All vinyls are rated by HOURS outdoors where Sunbrella is rated by YEARS.

So Sunbrella, not only safeguards your swim spa from scorching sun, rain as well as heavy snowfall, however also last longer than other covers. Since they use air chambers instead of rigid foam, the SpaCap.com Lightweight SwimSpa Covers do not break or get heavy with time.

Energy Efficient

Backed by a 3 years warranty on products and craftsmanship, energy efficient SpaCap.comLightweight SwimSpa Covers make sure a low ownership cost.

Searching for A Customized SwimSpa Cover?

Give them a shout! Their craftsmen with 30 years of experience can make a custom SwimSpa Coverfor you.

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Your source to buy SwimSpas direct from an established swimspa manufacturer!

Their unique revolutionary waterfall swimspa is the ultimate spa experience whether for relaxation or therapeutic health benefits.

With its unique state of the art design the swimspa offers comfort style and elegance, while offering individual custom jet placement at no extra charge to provide you with the maximum benefits of swimspa therapy. Available as an inground or a beautiful portable swimspa it will relieve and rejuvenate your senses.

At SpaCap.com we are ready to help you design a customized swimspa cover to fit your swimspa manufacturer swimspa

SpaCap.com has been building custom spa covers for forty years. That’s longer than swimspas have been around! During that time the folks at SpaCap.com have developed a swimspa cover design as unique as your custom swimspa.

Does your swimspa have a waterfall? No problem! Is that old foam cover keeping you from enjoying your swimspa? SpaCap.com has the answer. Plus you can get it to match your backyard decor!

All the SpaCap.com SwimSpa Covers are covered with Marine Grade Sunbrella in all the colors Glen Raven Mills offers.

So if you want a custom swimspa cover to cover your swim spa manufacturer swimspa that’s as easy to remove as a comforter from your bed visit SpaCap.com and order yours today!


In High school Curt had taken German in order to talk with his aging great grand parents. Which worked out fine for the last few years of their lives. His great grandmother would often be speaking in English and then slip into German not realizing it. She had lived an incredible life. Coming over to America as a young teenager, arriving at Ellis Island, none of her family that was already here had come to meet her. Speaking very little English at the time she didn’t know what to do or where to go. As luck would have it, the Kennedy family were there that day looking to hire people to work at their estate. So she was hired and worked for a dozen years as an upstairs maid at the Kennedy mansion. Eating and sleeping on the property she never left and had nothing to spend her money on since her needs were being met. Eventually she wrote her brothers. When they found out she had saved up a good amount of money, they came out and got her. They took her money and married her off. Curt’s great grandfather then moved her out west and opened a saloon. So she had gone from being a young immigrant, to working for the Kennedy’s, to working in a saloon out west. She had a wicked sense of humor and stories galore. As a young teenager Curt would sit and play cards with her. She would always win because but it didn’t matter to Curt. He was just there to listen to her stories and laugh at her jokes. But when she passed away, he had no reason to speak German anymore. 

Working in an area with a heavy Mexican immigrant population, he quickly realized that it might have been more useful to have studied Spanish.

Coming across a Mexican man that was wanted for murder, Curt pulled his gun and said “Halt.” The man just smiled and started to go for his weapon. 

“Stop. Don’t move. Freeze,” Curt kept trying but the man just pretended he didn’t understand and kept going, smiling.

Then Curt remembered one day in high school, a couple of his friends were running down the hall pointing their fingers at each other and saying ‘kataploon’ as they pretended to shoot at each other. He had asked one of them what it meant and they had answered it means ‘bang-bang’ in Spanish. 

So now when he really needed it, the word came back to him and he looked at the man and said, “Stop or Kataploon!”

The Mexican man got a puzzled look on his face, stopped and said in perfect English, “What’s Kataploon?”

“It’s bang bang in Spanish,” explained Curt.

“No it’s not!” Declared the Mexican man.

“Well, how do you say bang bang in Spanish,” asked Curt.

“Bang bang,” said the man, a bit exasperated at how stupid the officer was.

“Oh,” said Curt. “By the way, since we now both know you speak English, I’m going to shoot your ass if you don’t put your hands up.”

The man complied and was arrested without incident. He probably couldn’t wait to tell the story  to others about what an idiot Curt was.


Want more stories like this check out the book The Chief Is Missing which is available in audio for those of us that don’t have time to sit down and read.

Another Book by J A Sliger is Code Name Artist. It’s a World War Two drama based on a man that fought the Nazi’s from inside the German Secret Service The Abwehr.


Dating for a police officer is a little different. At least for Curt. There weren’t a string of one night stands. He wanted to be respectful, thoughtful and careful. When he met a girl he was interested in there would usually be a string of dates before they ever kissed.

Cathy Burns, a beautiful waitress at the Richland TJ’s restaurant. She had a pleasant, easy smile and casual nature. 

One night after he had ordered his dinner and Cathy was refilling his coffee, Curt got up the nerve, “So, Cathy. I wonder if it would be possible, I mean, may I request your company to join me for a movie and dinner some time?”

Cathy grinned. “Why Officer Curt, if that’s how you ask a girl out on a date… I thought you’d never ask.” She wrote her phone number on the back of his hand.

“I’m on nights until Wednesday. Can we plan on going this Friday if you don’t already have plans,” asked Curt.

“Well, I was going to do laundry and watch TV but I think I can clear my schedule,” Cathy responded with a wink.

That Friday Curt went and picked Cathy up and asked her, “So where would you like to have dinner?”

 “How about Round Table Pizza,” said Cathy. “I really love Pizza.”

Curt drove there and parked then got out and went around to open the door for Cathy and escorted her inside.

Once they were seated, “So what’s your favorite pizza,” asked Curt.

“Pepperoni and black olive,” Cathy answered without hesitation.

“Okay, then there’s no need to waste time looking at the menu,” said Curt with a smile. “What size should we order?”

“Let’s get a large,” replied Cathy. Again as if this was a predetermined issue.

“Are you sure? A large pizza can feed a family of twelve or six lumber jacks. I’m hungry and willing but I doubt I could eat half of a medium,” asked Curt.

“No, I’m really hungry and I really love pizza,” Cathy affirmed.

So Curt ordered the large. When it arrived Cathy ate two pieces. Curt could only eat four even as hungry as he was. That left half the pizza untouched. 

After dinner they went to see a movie and Curt drove her home.

The next time he asked her out Curt asked, “Where would you like to eat tonight? How about something besides pizza?”

“No, I really want pizza,” answered Cathy. 

“You’re kidding. Last time you only ate two pieces. We ended up feeding the homeless. Which I don’t have a problem with but I’d like you to enjoy dinner. Maybe a burger or steak,” said Curt.

“No, can we please go for pizza,” Cathy begged.

He drove her to Round Table and escorted her inside. Once they were seated and the waitress came to take their order, Curt looked at Cathy, “How about we get a medium this time?”

“I’m really hungry,” said Cathy with a pouty face for emphasis.

Curt looked at the waitress, “Is there a group of hungry teenagers that you can have standing by? We’ll have the large pepperoni with black olives please.”

The pizza arrived and again Cathy only ate two pieces. Curt began to debate whether this might be some kind of test. Was this Cathy’s way of determining her power over the guy or maybe how gullible he was personally? 

They went to another movie and he took Cathy home.

Before he asked her out again, Curt had to consider the pros and cons. Cathy was fun, intelligent, good company, and easy on the eyes. The only strike against her was the pizza issue. Still, he was interested. So he asked her out again.

Once he had picked her up and they were driving off he started, “Look, Cathy, you’re great company and I really like spending time with you. But I gotta say the whole large pizza deal is a real set back. Can we eat somewhere else tonight?”

“I know, I’m sorry,” Cathy answered. “But I really love pizza. I just really wanted you to like me and I didn’t want you to think I was a pig.”

“Not an issue, really. So can we eat somewhere else,” Curt begged.

“Can we go for pizza one more time? I promise I’ll eat more this time,” Cathy asked.

Curt looked at her. “Seriously? I’ll take you anywhere. Any restaurant in the Tri-Cities. Hell, if you asked I’d drive you to Yakima and let you pick a place to eat there. I’m beginning to feel stupid taking you for pizza.”

Cathy looked back and said, “I know I’ve been a pain in the ass. But honestly, I really love pizza. I don’t get it very often and I really crave it. I promise I’ll eat more this time.”

“No other food will do? Any other restaurant? Honestly? Is this you’re way of testing to see if I’m really interested in you? Come on,” Curt tried to negotiate.

“Please,” Cathy begged.

“Do you have friends that are going to Round Table and waiting for our left overs,” Curt chuckled.

Again, seated and ready to order, Curt tried one more time, “I love pizza too, and I’m hungry but even starving there is only so much I can eat. Can we settle on a medium size and see how it goes?”

“I know, I know. But I’m really hungry, and I promise I’ll eat more. Just one more time can we get a large,” Cathy reaffirmed.

“How about a medium, a bucket of pop and the desert of your choice,” Curt was still trying to end up with less than half of the pizza left over when they left.

“Please,” said Cathy sticking to her guns.

“Are we being watched? Have you made a bet with some friends that you can make me be stupid for you,” Curt said looking around the room.

“No, I just really want pizza. Please?”

Curt looked at the waitress, “How long have you worked here?”

“About a year,” answered the waitress smiling.

“Do other girls come in and ask for a large and then only eat two pieces? Is this some kind of dating thing,” Curt asked.

“No. Most folks settle for a medium unless it’s a group of people,” the waitress responded.

Curt looked at Cathy, “Can we please just get a medium? I can’t eat that much and based on your past performance neither can you.”

Cathy looked down, “I know. But can we please, just one more time get a large?”

“Fine,” said Curt slightly disappointed with himself for being manipulated into doing it again when he had been so determined not to. He looked up at the waitress, “Just out of curiosity, have you ever felt used and abused on a date? Never mind. That’s none of my business. We’ll take the large and can you get me an appointment to have my head examined?”

When the pizza showed up Curt took a piece and set it on his plate.

Cathy began folding pieces over onto each other and started eating three pieces at a time. 

Curt was stunned. Cathy continued not just with the first three pieces, but the next three and then again. It was all Curt could so to get two pieces for himself before the whole pizza was gone.

As she was finishing the last of it and licking her fingers, Curt finally asked, “What the hell? Who are you and what have you done with Cathy?”

“I told you I liked pizza,” she answered.

“Yeah, so do I but before you could only eat two pieces. What happened?”

“Well, I was just to shy before. After our other dates I’d go home and pig out. I just didn’t want to really eat in front of you,” Cathy explained.

“Okay, how about you back it off a little and let me get a few pieces. You know just a little shy is okay,” said Curt.


Want more stories like this check out the book The Chief Is Missing which is available in audio for those of us that don’t have time to sit down and read.

Another Book by J A Sliger is Code Name Artist. It’s a World War Two drama based on a man that fought the Nazi’s from inside the German Secret Service The Abwehr.