Monday, 8 April 2019

We took a wrong turn

When we moved from the boat drop off point we moved into the marina just a short distance away.

The directions to our mooring spot were somewhat confusing, the map we were given showed no mention of a very posh and exclusive marina abutting the marina designed for the likes of us.

We moored up knowing we were in the wrong place but intending to ask for clearer instructions.

No sooner had we tied up than a lady who looked like a Thai bride, leapt out of a neighbouring boat and teetered along the jetty in her stilettos, crying  'Admiral, admiral, there are common people mooring in our exclusive area.'

The admiral appeared from his boat like a Jack in a box alerted by the cries of the Thai bride.

I explained that I thought we had taken a wrong turn and after looking me up and down he agreed, rather too vehemently for my liking!

It seems he had a very important meeting to go to, but once I had assured him we were going nowhere unless he could explain where we needed to go he agreed to show me on the map where we should be. 

He also explained that he used to own all the local area, but now concentrated on the exclusive area where only tidy boaters are allowed.

Eventually we moored in the correct place and the admiral and the Thai bride could relax, safe in the knowledge that they were safe from the hoi polloi once again.

19 comments:

justjill said...

Hilarious!

Sue in Suffolk said...

Ha Ha!
I was wondering how you could go wrong at 4 mph.

Carol Caldwell said...

Hideous people that you don't want to be near anyway. Who do they think they are! Hope you settle in and all goes smoothly now.

Anonymous said...

Oh Dear - some heavy judgemental stereotyping going on in my head...........I can see them both clearly -she skimpily dressed in teetering heels and micro-mini - and him tall and stooping in faux Admiral garb including that most useless of accessories - yes - THE CRAVAT!
Debbie (I know - I must get out more)

Anonymous said...

Some would say you are being racist and stereotypical.

I say good on you - say it like it is and sod the PC brigade!

- Kate

readlisten said...

Oh my gosh. Hilarious. I do wish you had taken a picture of their boat. I have no idea what these "special" people would have. Pictures of the Thai bride and her admiral would be great, too! So funny, but sad also.

Frugal in Essex said...

Brilliant that's so funny. I know exactly what you mean.

Lyssa Medana said...

How very dare you take a wrong turn lol!

Chris said...

Thanks for my "laugh of the day". Sounds like you got the better of that argument!

kelley said...

Definitely the sort you don't want to associate with...

lynda said...

Nothing like a Thai bride to marry for money and act superior...glad you're out of there!

Margie from Toronto said...

Too funny! :-)

Sally said...

Oh my god you dared to invade their precious private and exclusive area Avenue just to ask for directions??? Typical rich people attitude if you ask me. Is like the rest of us aren’t keeping their country and everything else running!!!

thelma said...

That made my day, the picture you drew said it all.

Chloe's Nan said...

Oh dear! I do think that the title of yesterday's post has more in common with today's! It must have been so ridiculously funny to watch, and good for you on standing your ground (or should that be water?)

Rambler said...

I'd be creeping round there in the dead of night and pushing a great big Stink Bomb through an open window of their boat.

cumbrian said...

Thai bride? About £2400. So not so posh really?

ShellyC said...

Cheeky Gits, I can imagine the surprised look on Thai Brides and the Admirals faces.
Eyebrows right up and tottering heels. The picture painted.
You very common person, just like the rest of us.
Everyone is the same with no clothes on, I know having looked after a few in their private hospitals . . .

Col said...

One of our neighbours brought home a Thai bride a few years ago. She fleeced him for every penny he had, bullied and abused him both physically and emotionally, until he finally got some sense and sent her packing!
I take a delight in upsetting snobby gits, it's such fun watching their blood pressure rising!

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