Posts tagged ‘boat’

Vacationers…

Standing on our hotel balcony, I hear a sudden splashing noise.

I take a look.

This German (!) Couple just parked moments earlier, and I had assumed to check in.
No. At least not right away.

They transported their canoe on their car roof with the opening up (!), no cover, not upsidedown like anyone with common sense would. (Hey, Germans hike through the Alps in sandals and flip flops, so what am I expecting?)

Now, it seems, that the rain somewhere along their route, filled the canoe with water, so that they had to stop and empty it.

Does he empty it with a cup, or something like a cup/bucket?
No.
Are they taking it off of the car roof, to empty it out on the ground?
No.

He’s using a sponge.
A fucking sponge!
Reach in, soak up, take out, squish, splash, repeat.

I’m out.
This is nuts. This is exactly the type of person that hikes in near vertical mountains with Flipflops on. The kind of person that is aggravated that the ocean is actually saltwater. Someone who thinks sunscreen is for babies, and then turns red as a lobster.

Once the canoe was empty, or emptied out enough, they took it off of the car and checked into the adjacent hotel.

Take care,
A.

It’s topical…

…my kid has a fever, and this is a really unnerving time for me.
It also brings me to those Schmucks who tried sailing the world…

Here is a rule to write down into your “sailing around the world” book: If you take your toddler on a sailing trip around the world, and the navy/coast guard has to rescue you, they get to take the kids away from you!

A child at the age of one year needs two things to thrive: a home (that is a PLACE not a cabin in a boat) and a steady social group (that is larger than parents and sibling).
That aside, kids do get sick very quickly, and quite often – stay in a one hour driving range of a doctor/pediatrician. Period!

So, unless you’re fleeing a war zone, an undesirable place or the mafia (you can try), or have made it out in the last second before a horrible disaster struck your home, or you are caught in the late 1800s – leave the kids at home ashore.

Just because you are a self absorbed, irresponsible, twit, too self important to reflect beyond personal ramifications, too shortsighted to think about your children and their needs – you’re taking them with you.
It’s people like that who make me wish there’d be a drivers license for parents, you need to pass with at least a C grade or better to get permission to breed.

Next time some of y’all want to take a sailing trip around the world, do it BEFORE you have any kids! If you die due to lack of intelligence, passive eugenics, or rather the evolutionary process, was in action, and the idiot genes do not get passed on. Let me put in another rule here for the sailors out there: leave the radio at shore too, you want to do it like they did it in the late 19th century? Leave the radio ashore!

I do hope the little kid gets/got better, as my own is improving his condition as I wrote these lines, but I also hope that the custody was/will be taken from the parents.

Take care,
A.