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I'm willing to bet no one has ever committed to the nut job.
Judgmental much?

You see a nutjob.
I see humour, fun, and a sense for marketing a beat boat in a bad market.




Let's take the romance out of this for a second. Let's say you and a buddy get a great deal on a boat that you plan to clean up and flip. You then proceed to start a refit and your buddy gets tired of it, or gets tired of working with you because you have different objectives, or expectations or whatever, and left you with a beat boat you don't need, want or can afford. How would you sound?
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Re: Best Ad Ever. Today.

I'm with you Brian. I liked that woman right off the bat.
Why is everybody reading her so negatively? Maybe the boyfriend was a worthless lout who abandoned a project boat and the girl.
No matter, I dig her sense of humor and her attempt to turn a bad relationship into a marketing ploy (if, indeed, there was a bad relationship at all-- it may have all been a Madison Avenue scheme).
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I don't know, this sounds like it's a comedic thing maybe could even be done by the x himself, some guy may think she's single and may try to get sweet with her buy the boat and she say get lost before I call my x boyfriend.
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Judgmental much?

You see a nutjob.
I see humour........
Get out much? I see a smiley at the end of what you specifically quoted of mine.

So, the nut job can be humorous, but you don't find the retort funny?

I couldn't care less what the actual back story is. I thought this was all supposed to be funny and to most, actually seems to be. You taking her plight personally or trying to make some other point?
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Get out much? I see a smiley at the end of what you specifically quoted of mine.

So, the nut job can be humorous, but you don't find the retort funny?

I couldn't care less what the actual back story is. I thought this was all supposed to be funny and to most, actually seems to be. You taking her plight personally or trying to make some other point?
Okay minne, I apparently misinterpreted your attempt at humour, what with the smiley at the end of nutjob and all.

IMaybe if you need to add a smiley, maybe it really isn't funny.

and maybe, if you continue using the nutjob label, maybe you're not really being funny?

(hey, in any event, aren't you one of those folks who deplores namecalling on sailnet?)

So maybe you can show me the humour in this:

"Once others see how maturely she deals with separation, she should/will be avoided going forward to."


Maybe THAT was the part where you come across as judgmental. or maybe that was the funny part.


I'm not trying to make a point. I'm trying to figure out yours.
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Good luck with that. I'm not trying to figure you out or the nut job, nor intend to explain myself to you. Yes, I think publishing a story about your 'stupid ex-boyfriend' is funny and immature and nutty, no matter the reason. You may have one take on it, I may have another.

Nothing I posted was directed at you, until you thought to accuse me of being judgmental. Ain't taking the bait and starting this with you again.
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I wasn't fishing.
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She could not tell he had commitment issues from the beginning? Why would he buy the exact same sailboat as his girlfriend if he was planing a long term relationship?
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Re: Best Ad Ever. Today.

...buy it and rename it "scorned sacrifice" or maybe "stupidex"! Can anyone else think of any other good titles with which to rename it???
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Re: Best Ad Ever. Today.

Actually, if you knew the back story you would see that it is legit, and the girls has brains.
She had to do something quick about the boat since the boyfriend washed his hands of it, leaving her the remainder of the purchase price, and the winter storage bill. The marina was threatening to padlock the boat, so she took control. She arranged to have it removed this week, appeasing the marina, and put up an add that got immediate and extraordinary results. The boat will probably be sold before the removal deadline.
She is a communications consultant, and if it was my boat, she definitely would have earned her fee.
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