Benjamin Braddock's voice off camera..."Could I speak to you for a second, Dad?" in a gentle, measured voice so much more desperate than a cry or a yelp. The sound of fins flopping one by one across a sterile white kitchen floor and then his slow, heavy breathing amplified by the snorkel as the perspective switches to goggle-view. His smiling father, beckoning him forward and blissfully unaware of how misguided the gift is. Benjamin totally consumed by mortification in front of people he was never even trying to impress. The palpable relief when he's finally submerged underwater.
But then sometimes I feel more like him when he's drinking pool beers.