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    Default Stupid things landlubbers say

    I know it's not their fault, but my landlubber friends who have never visited us just don't get our lifestyle. They've said some pretty stupid or annoying things that repeatedly come up:

    - What do you do all day?
    - Isn't it just about G&Ts?
    - Where do you park the boat at night when doing long crossings?
    - You're so lucky

    That last one in particular niggles me!

    Do your landlubber friends say silly things or ask you dumb questions?
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    Years ago I was sitting next to an old lady on a train. When she discovered I was in the RN she said "I suppose you have to eat a lot of fish". She seemed surprised when I told her the only fish we were likely to get was tinned pilchards in tomato sauce every Sunday evening.

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    Quote Originally Posted by parsifal View Post
    Years ago I was sitting next to an old lady on a train. When she discovered I was in the RN she said "I suppose you have to eat a lot of fish". She seemed surprised when I told her the only fish we were likely to get was tinned pilchards in tomato sauce every Sunday evening.
    HITS Herrings in........................................

    It must be cold & awfully damp.

    Understand your criticism of landlubbers but what annoys me even more is when I often see on here, so called sailors, referring to the heads as toilets, the galley as the kitchen etc etc.

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    I don't mind un nautical language, Norman Parkinson refused to use technical terms for his photography!
    "You're so lucky" gets me eye rolling though, especially after four years building Aqua Blue.
    And which golfer said "the more I practice, the luckier I get"?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandyman View Post
    HITS Herrings in........................................
    You're right, it was herrings and not pilchards! My memory's going. Anyway it was horrible stuff.

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    when i was fishing it wasn t the bows and the stern----it was the arse and the nose----regards lenten

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    Quote Originally Posted by demonboy View Post
    I know it's not their fault, but my landlubber friends who have never visited us just don't get our lifestyle. They've said some pretty stupid or annoying things that repeatedly come up:

    - What do you do all day?
    - Isn't it just about G&Ts?
    - Where do you park the boat at night when doing long crossings?
    - You're so lucky

    That last one in particular niggles me!

    Do your landlubber friends say silly things or ask you dumb questions?
    Not lucky - just clever.
    Dum spiro spero. Cras ingens iterabimus aequor.

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    I've lost count of the number of times the conversation has turned to fishing, as soon as my boat is mentioned. It usually leaves the culprit baffled when I make it clear I'm not in the slightest bit interested in fishing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by elton View Post
    I've lost count of the number of times the conversation has turned to fishing, as soon as my boat is mentioned. It usually leaves the culprit baffled when I make it clear I'm not in the slightest bit interested in fishing.
    Me too. Fish comes from a supermarket in a blister pack with a bar code stamped on it......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Robih View Post
    a blister pack with a bar code stamped on it......
    Sounds like a description of an AWB

    I'll get my coat...

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