Tuesday, 13 March 2018

Goldfish bowl

There is one aspect of boat life that I don't like, it's like living in a goldfish bowl.
I don't mean the people who peer in the windows, trying to see what the inside of the boat looks like.

No, what bothers me is everyone knowing what I'm doing at every point of the day.

A couple of weekends ago we took the boat out for a few days, at one point in our journey we had to call out the CRT as one of the bridges was faulty. Now there were no other boats moving on the canal apart from the fuel boat and he was behind us.
How come on the first day we were back at least 3 people mentioned the problem we had with the bridge.

8 comments:

The Weaver of Grass said...

I think that is not much different from village life - certainly not up here. I can never make my mind up whether it is concern for one's welfare or just being nosy really - but in a way I quite like it.

colin cuthbert said...

I think its called the towpath Telegraph. Thats how messages got passed around the network before mobile phones.

Frugal in Essex Tania said...

I had a bright yellow RS2000 when I was younger. Everyone knew where I was.

Chris Elliot said...

Maybe a gossip on the CRT crew.

Lucy Sandbird said...

Towpath telegraph , that's what we called it when we lived on our boat.
Couldn't f*rt without somebody knowing about it .

Winters End Rambler said...

Creepy...can they tell me when my neighbour has allowed people onto our property I wonder! x

Hard up Hester said...

I probably wouldn't mind if I knew more about other boaters, but it seems to be a one way street.

galant said...

Yes, as Weaver says, that's much like village life, Hester! Oh, and I love the name Towpath Telegraph (as commented by Colin) ... but yes, it must feel like everyone knows what you're up to ... why, when, where, what and even how, ha ha!
Margaret P

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