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Re: Make No Assumptions.

If you reversed the roles in this situation, would you be blaming her if she had failed to tell you how to release the parking brake?

Sounds to me like she goofed.
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Thank you all for your kind sentiments and well wishes. Ms. Priss is now up, limping about, still bandaged and much black and blue, but demanding to know when she can get "her" car back (which, of course she cannot until mine--which she was driving in the event-is repaired). With still only one functional hand and moving only with pain, she can't safely drive, so we're not even going close to that yet, which will certainly engender more complaints regardless of how wise. In the mean time, the torn and tattered jacket she had on in the event, with wheel tracks/tire marks across one sleeve, hangs on a hook in laundry room near the garage entry door and so will remain as a (grim) reminder not to assume (which my daughter pointed out makes an "ASS (of) U (and) ME").

I have discussed these events with other friends at our yacht club and each seems to have one or more tales of injury/mayhem with equipment on yachts or otherwise that all seem to begin with the same foreword: "She saw me/him use _____ (fill in the blank) dozens of times so I/he assumed..." followed by descriptions of terrible injuries or, in one case, fatality.

Live and (if lucky) learn... Once burned, twice wise... For me/us, in future assumption will not outweigh instruction/assurance regardless of how often repeated.
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Re: Make No Assumptions.

Ouch... the poor baby. Wishing her a speedy recovery!

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Ouch... the poor baby. Wishing her a speedy recovery!
Thanks for the sentiment Janice. She's about 80% back to normal but still doing therapy on her hand. Unfortunately, she may only get limited recovery with that, but she is functional. Between my own limited use of my left arm (after an accident in 2004) and her limited use of her right hand, managing the yacht will be interesting once the weather improves this spring. We'll see.

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I'm raising a (tea) cup to her health and hoping that the two of you adapt and are able to continue sailing.

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