The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #28478   Message #353696
Posted By: Mrrzy
08-Dec-00 - 11:35 AM
Thread Name: BS: Extremely silly thing to do
Subject: RE: BS: Extremely silly thing to do
The only trick like that I "played" one someone (creep alert - both the someone and this post!) was when my old college boyfriend decided to take me sailing on Squam Lake in NH - knowing that I didn't know the first thing about it and had never done it. Little teeny 2-person sailboat. So he gets in, I'm on the bank holding on, and waiting to hand him the centerboard (which for the totally ignorant, which I was at the time, is what allows the boat to go in the direction it's pointing, rather than in the direction the wind is blowing). He puts up the sail and asks me to hand him the centerboard - so I let go to give it to him... and off he blew across the lake with absolutely no way of steering! I still recall the look of fury (I'm cackling as I write this, we broke up years ago, he was a real jerk anyway) as he blew away... luckily he fetched up in some low-hanging trees about a mile away...