Saturday, April 2, 2011

Sarah, a nut and a little thanks.

Just a few minutes ago I was sitting in my office on the boat, which is totally trashed at the moment, after coming out of the engine room, which is also totally trashed (shipyards have a way of doing that to a boat) and as I looked around I noticed that I had not changed the calender page from March to April.
That put a smile on my face because I love turning my Sarah Palin calender page to another well thought out quote by our recent Vice Presidential candidate. ( I can't type those last 3 words with a straight face. I tried, just can't)

So, without further delay, heeerssss Sarah!
" As Putin rears his head and comes into the air space of the States of America where-----where do they go? It's Alaska. It's just right over the border. It is-----from Alaska that we send those out to make sure that an eye is being kept on this very powerful Nation, R, because they are right there. They are right next-----to our State."

She's a little cutie.

As we nosed up to our barge today that was anchored in the Hudson River, I chatted with a guy on the barge I haven't seen in years. As he explained that he and his wife were currently looking at property in Costa Rica, I wondered why. He said, "I'm sick of Obama."
I then asked him where did he want to move to when Bush was occupying the White House, the freakin moon??
His response is unprintable.


A little thank you goes a long way sometimes. I can say without reservation, I made a guys day today.
As my luck would have it, I was the lucky engineer to be on the boat for the last weeks of our shipyard period, which means I had the distinct pleasure of have to deal with the United States Coast Guard and ABS, as they ran me and my equipment through a battery of tests and checks.
It seems every year they take this fun to new levels, which actually means, they were asking me to simulate situations and frankly, I didn't know how to do it.
So I called my electrician buddy, who works for the same Co. I do, and from Louisiana, he walked me through the steps I needed to do to satisfy those over eager boys in blue uniforms.
To make a long story short, the "heat" was very satisfied with my performance.
So, today I called this electrician back, for the sole purpose of thanking him for his help.
He said something like this;
"Dude, your more than welcome. Do you know how many guys call me from the boats to thank me? None. I never get a thanks. Dude, thanks a lot for calling I really appreciate it. Hey dude, let me tell you something, if you have a problem and you need to call me, don't hesitate, you can call me anytime day or night dude. I appreciate you calling like this."
After more of the same, we said our goodbyes.
All I said was thanks.
Hey humans, it's really not that hard if we just treat each other with respect.


Jerral Miles said...

Maybe that's the biggest problem... Most people don't take the time... maybe don't even think about it... the time to say "Thanks!" That's one of the changes in our national political life that makes it harder and harder for our nation to find a way out of the troubles we are experiencing. I wish people could go back to being kind and civil and thankful... and courteous... and cooperative... and... and... and... Thanks, Mark, for the reminder.

Formerly known as Frau said...

Thank you goes a long way! It's so true and so easy to say! Have a great Sunday!

Melinda Owens said...

I'm still trying to decipher what the heck Sarah was trying to say...thanks for this post, dude. Made me smile.

Spreading the Love! said...

Dude, great post. Thank you -

Except for the SP reminder. Good Gawd. Now there's a time I would consider the moon for residential purposes.

Joey said...

Awww that Palin - she's such a kidder.....

ARE YOU KIDDING ME??? Idiot - I say!

"Thank YOU" for that laugh of the day!

dcpeg said...

Truly, I cannot understand how you can live in such close proximity to S.P.! Her ignorance scares me!

Acknowledging favors should be required by law! It takes so little to do so much. Good for you!!

Megan said...
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Megan said...

Dude! I always knew you were a polite guy... I mean dude! :)