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Re: Humor at the dock (mostly unintended...)
I was a boat captain many years ago. One stint I had was to pick up guests of a local inn and take them across a small bay to an outer beach on Cape Cod. I spent a fair bit time waiting for guests to come down to the public beach, where I anchored a 20' power boat just off the shore.
Near the end of one day's shift, two middle-aged couples came scurrying down the beach from the parking lot to the water's edge. They all stopped and stood about ankle deep in the calm water and began to exclaim how nice it was, how they had finally made it (presumably after a long trip), and how good this trip was going to be for them. Then, one of the men started to wade further into the water. "C'mon Larry, that water's perfect", he says. "Oh no Joe, I'm good right where I am", the other guy says.
But Joe starts to give Larry a hard time for not joining him, all in a lighthearted way though, and continues to wade further into the water. Both women tell Joe Larry's on vacation and so just leave him be. Joe wades out a bit further and stops. Now the water is about mid-thigh in depth and Joe's shorts are getting wet.
Larry says, with a bit of emphasis, "What's the matter Joe? Why'd you stop?" Joe replies, a bit defensively, "Well, when you get to a certain point...". After all three back on shore chuckle briefly Larry says, "Yeah, that's why I stopped up here!" Both women laugh quite a bit more, especially when Joe replied, "Oh, what a braggart you are!"
True story. All timed perfectly, as if Bob Newhart wrote the scene.
Last edited by Michael K; 03-12-2013 at 12:27 AM.