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"We need to fluff the spinnaker"

My wife just said this to me: "We need to fluff the spinnaker."

Me: "Huh?"

Her: "The cat has been using it as a cat bed, but it's starting to look matted down. I think we need to fluff it."



I think she was being genuine, although maybe this is her subtle way of telling me to get the sails out of the bedroom....
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Re: "We need to fluff the spinnaker"

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Re: "We need to fluff the spinnaker"

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My wife just said this to me: "We need to fluff the spinnaker."

Me: "Huh?"

Her: "The cat has been using it as a cat bed, but it's starting to look matted down. I think we need to fluff it."



I think she was being genuine, although maybe this is her subtle way of telling me to get the sails out of the bedroom....
Dude, if she's noticing sail shape in any form - just roll with it. Say, "Wow, I hadn't noticed. Good catch."
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Re: "We need to fluff the spinnaker"

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Dude, if she's noticing sail shape in any form - just roll with it. Say, "Wow, I hadn't noticed. Good catch."
I know, right? It's almost like she's taking an interest in sailing!

She's always enjoyed the post-sail cocktails, but this is the first time she's commented on sail shape.
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Re: "We need to fluff the spinnaker"

That's funny. I can so relate with her. I'm always giving the boat parts new names... The captain just smiles and goes with it. I love him
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Re: "We need to fluff the spinnaker"

Its better to luff the spinnaker than to fly the cat...
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Re: "We need to fluff the spinnaker"

If our Landseer slept on our spinnaker I would be saying, Honey, we need a new spinnaker. Fluffing it just wouldn't cut it.
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Re: "We need to fluff the spinnaker"

As long as she knows what "fluffing" is, you're in good shape.
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Re: "We need to fluff the spinnaker"

I guess the cat's out of the bag then?
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Re: "We need to fluff the spinnaker"

Maybe that's her way of telling she needs to go sailing this Christmas.
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