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Old 03-24-2005, 01:05 PM
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I like when you take a friend who knows nothing about boats and they offer you a fiver for gas? At about $2.50 a gallon that might get me out of the Marina?

When we towed the Blown Alcohol Hydro on the open trailer we always got asked at gas stations how fast it went. One night we had to stop in the hood and all the people there asked "how much is that thing worth?" We left quickly!

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Funny thing about that encounter was I made eye contact with his buddy and said ' hey ya'll having a good one?" he said yeah and then proceeded to ask a bunch of other questions and was a real nice guy. I hope he caught up with his friend and told him the same about me. I try to take the ambassador sorta high road with stuff like that. I have a pretty good rep at all my local lakes, wanna keep it that way.
Same here. It's more fun.

But I guess you can't use the "compensating for a short season" down there.
It's ok.... we can't really use "Ya'll."
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Old 03-24-2005, 01:10 PM
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What is that from,, George Carlin ?? all I remember is it was funny as hell..
It's from Bill Engval one of the guys from the Blue Collar Comedy group with Jeff Foxworthy and others.
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Thats called ... being a DUMBASS !

He did'nt win any friends and he was'nt supposed to park there in the first place. The reaction from about half the crowd was get the hell out of here and the other half trying to get out to the patio to see what kind of boat it was. It's not something I would do but it was funny to see.
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People always seem to ask me "Do you fish with that thing"?

I always give them the same answer....Yes, Two-legged Tuna!
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Not at the ramp, but last week, I was working on the boat in the back of the house wich is a corner lot, so the sidewalk runs by the back yard. I saw a father and his two kids walking by and the one kids says " look daddy, a race boat" and the Dad say's "thats not a race boat, the guy just thinks it is" I stopped what I was doing and said to the kids "hey, you guys want to take a look" and they immediately said yes and ran over to the boat.
I let them sit in the seats and climb all over it while Dad didn't even come in the yard. I went in my truck and gave them each a mini 2004 World Championship poster. They were very excited and ran back to Dad yelling
"see Dad, I told you it was a raceboat"
It was classic, not a look or a thank you from Daddy, I think he was a little embarressed
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Once heard at a boat ramp in NC...

"Are you really James Bedell??? THE James Bedell????"

Yes, yes I am.
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Not at the ramp, but last week, I was working on the boat in the back of the house wich is a corner lot, so the sidewalk runs by the back yard. I saw a father and his two kids walking by and the one kids says " look daddy, a race boat" and the Dad say's "thats not a race boat, the guy just thinks it is" I stopped what I was doing and said to the kids "hey, you guys want to take a look" and they immediately said yes and ran over to the boat.
I let them sit in the seats and climb all over it while Dad didn't even come in the yard. I went in my truck and gave them each a mini 2004 World Championship poster. They were very excited and ran back to Dad yelling
"see Dad, I told you it was a raceboat"
It was classic, not a look or a thank you from Daddy, I think he was a little embarressed
That is COOL !!!
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Not at the ramp, but last week, I was working on the boat in the back of the house wich is a corner lot, so the sidewalk runs by the back yard. I saw a father and his two kids walking by and the one kids says " look daddy, a race boat" and the Dad say's "thats not a race boat, the guy just thinks it is" I stopped what I was doing and said to the kids "hey, you guys want to take a look" and they immediately said yes and ran over to the boat.
I let them sit in the seats and climb all over it while Dad didn't even come in the yard. I went in my truck and gave them each a mini 2004 World Championship poster. They were very excited and ran back to Dad yelling
"see Dad, I told you it was a raceboat"
It was classic, not a look or a thank you from Daddy, I think he was a little embarressed
I love the high road.

You passed on the opportunity to make the dad look foolish.
You took the opportunity to represent your sport in a very classy way.

Nicely played.
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I love the high road.

You passed on the opportunity to make the dad look foolish.
You took the opportunity to represent your sport in a very classy way.

Nicely played.
Agree, Scottb you did it with class
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