Wednesday, October 11, 2006

...communication breakdown

This happened to me for the first time ever this weekend.
A windy day, so I instruct my two students to drop their main sail before they head back home to the jetty.
Moments later ,I can only watch, as the sails , the mast and standing rig fall gracefully into the water with two rather supprised young lads sitting agog on the side of the boat.
One then points at it and shouts to me.
"Our mast fell down."

Im glad they were observent, but it was a little overkill for the instruction given.


Anonymous said...

Maybe it needed more commas ("Eats Shoots and Leaves the Mast in the Water")

Anonymous said...

Reminds me of the patient that I told to monitor his output and the next day he brought a gallon jug OF URINE for me.
Uh, don't need that much monitoring, buddy.