Saturday, March 7, 2009

Bad manners at the Boat Show

Dear Reader,

Today the Good Manners Family visited the Boat Show where we saw Twiggy, the water-skiing squirrel. I had never seen or heard of Twiggy before but apparently she's been all over television and traveling the Boat Show and other circuits for years. (Very cute on her little water skis wearing a little red life jacket, but Twiggy didn't cooperate much at the 2:00 show.)

Good Manners Dad dreams of owning a boat. We did plenty of window shopping but left empty handed, which was a good thing because we currently have nowhere to keep one and nowhere to easily sail one. But maybe one day Good Manners Dad's dream will come true and he'll know exactly which boat to get.

Our observation: The Boat Show brings out some of the most clueless, oblivious rude behavior in people, ever. Every single time we were on a boat with a cabin, we would wait and wait and wait while the people who where in the cabin sat on the bunks, opened the doors and cupboards, checked out the microwave, looked in the refrigerator, sat on the bunk again, looked in the bathroom, sat on the bunk again, looked where to mount the flat screen TV (I love TV as much as anyone but if you're sitting underwater in a dark cabin watching TV while your boat is sailing across a lake, river or sea --something is wrong with that!), looked in the bathroom, sat on the bunk -- all of this activity in a space that was about 4 x 6 feet big. And never noticed us or others waiting until a good 8 - 10 minutes had passed. Consequently, we didn't get in many cabins -- didn't want to miss the Twiggy Show while we were waiting!

Now, I know that people are allowed to spend as much time as they want in and on the boats. But a little consideration of others when everyone wants to do the same thing wouldn't hurt.(The woman at the Lemonade Smoothie Funnel Cake Stand was rude to the Good Manners Daughters, too, when they asked what was in the Banana Berry Smoothie --Duh, bananas and berries, she said to them -- and we still actually paid her!)

But all in all, it was a nice way to spend the afternoon together as a family.
Until I blog again, take care.


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