Woman Overboard – Guest Post
September 24, 2009 by admncc
Here at The Constant Complainer, in addition to my own posts, readers can submit Guest Posts on topics they’d like to complain about. I’d like to welcome Mark Smith with his first Guest Post. His complaint surrounds an incident that occurred with a former girlfriend and what was said to him afterwards. BTW, don’t forget to check out Mark’s site. Enjoy and without further adieu, here’s Mark.
I loved the guest post from Sugar, who had an issue with the lack of reaction from her husband when confronted by a drunk hillbilly at a party. I posted a few comments, as did readers from both sides of the issue. This reminded me of a story of my own, one which I hope Sugar will read and respond to. A long time ago, when I was single but in a relationship, I took my then girlfriend on a trip to Cabo San Lucas. We stayed at a very nice resort, and when we checked in they offered us a choice of bonuses if we only took 15 minutes to view the property and listen to a presentation on their time-shares.
We did the presentation, said No Thanks, and enjoyed a free bottle of Tequila and a free trip on the “Booze Cruise” which offered free beer and a hour cruise on a catamaran. Sounds great doesn’t it? Everything was fun and games, until my date decided she needed to use the bathroom. As luck or fate would have it, once she stood up the boat tilted to the same side and she fell overboard. This is the point where the conflict begins. I immediately shouted “Woman Overboard” at which point the teenager handing out beers that worked for the boat jumped over and swam to my girlfriend’s side. The boat quickly turned around, slowed down, and both the passenger and crew member were helped back on board within minutes. She was wet, but fine. I must add that she was not wasted, as I am sure a few of you have assumed.
I also want to note that I am incredibly fast thinking in crisis situations. I alone possessed both of our passports, all of our money, ID’s, and the hotel key. I assessed the situation, took action, and waited for the crew to perform their duties as they have been instructed to do in these situations. Everything was great, until the next night when we went to Carlos & Charlie’s for dinner. While walking down the street, someone recognized us and approached us. She looked at my date and said: “Hey, aren’t you the girl who fell overboard during the booze cruise?” My date acknowledged her as correct. Then the girl looks at me and asks: “And aren’t you the guy who didn’t jump in to save her?”
This not only proved to be a turning point in the vacation, but also a great cause of debate which eventually ended our relationship. So how many of you out there would have done the same thing as I did? How many of you would have jumped into the water, and had the crew rescue two people from the water? What if no one knew both of us had left the boat, and we would have been floating in the ocean until another boat or sharks got to us? I know that Sugar has to have an opinion, and I hope it is a good one.