Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Marina Bathroom Races

Living aboard a boat is in many ways much different from living ashore.  Take yesterday, for example.  It was pouring rain in the morning.  No one was getting off their boats here at the marina unless, like us, they had to walk a dog or something.  There was a pent-up demand being created.  You landlubbers don't know where I'm going with this, but my boating friends do.

I checked the weather radar online.  There was a band of heavy rain sliding northeast and passing right over us, but behind it, it was clear.  It looked like the rain would end in about 20 minutes or so.  At fifteen minutes, I gathered my towel and toilet kit and beat feet for the marina showers.  The rain was light and letting up.  I got to the showers and opened the door.  My strategy worked perfectly.  The two showers and two toilet stalls were empty.

I shut myself in the shower, and within seconds I heard the door open.  Someone got there right behind me.  And then there was another, and another, and another.   It was a stampede.  Bwa ha haaaaa...  I might not be as young and as quick as I once was, but I am wiser and more cunning.


  1. Too funny, all the more so because it is SO true! Thanks for the laugh!