The Stupid and the Good

Discussion in 'Offshore Fishing Reports' started by Uncle Russ, Jul 20, 2008.

  1. Uncle Russ

    Uncle Russ Senior Member

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    This is a tale of one big dumbass and a bunch of good folks. When I got back home from the July 3 trip, I unpacked only those things that absolutely needed to be unpacked and cleaned up--everything else, I left to deal with later--much later as it turned out. Well, along about yesterday, I unpacked everything else and well...I was missing a couple of items--nothing major, mind you--but I figured as how I might ought to call up Fred and Louis with whom I rode at one time or another. They said they hadn't seen it either--so I figured one of them had probably found the stuff and pawned it.

    Doug was already back Georgia, but since the stuff I had lost didn't include an Ugly Stick or a telephone coil, I figured he hadn't made off with it. (Thanks for the material, Doug--what goes around comes around, Dude. :) )

    Anyway, I casually thought back to my moves leaving the boat, moving the gear to the area of the truck, claiming and processing the fish, then loading the truck and the trip back to the People's Republic of Austin. But I had been so tired, I couldn't remember a whole lot.

    No big deal, but I figured what the hell--might as well give the folks at Underwater Expeditions a call. So I called and as luck would have it I got Evonne. Nice lady. She said that yes, she had personally found one of the items the day we debarked and put it in the office for safe keeping until someone called. She also said she would check around the boat when it returned, for the other piece, and get back to me. She did, and today sent me an email that Raul had found the other item--I think on board--and she would drop them off to me by UPS on Monday. What a great bunch of folks to go to that trouble for a couple of pieces of junk for an old fart who can't keep track of his cheap $hit. And how nice to know that if you lose your gear, no matter how crummy, it's in great hands with the people who run that fine operation.

    Oh--and the stuff I was missing? Like I said, nothing important--just a Smith Nirai and a Souls True Excaliber. Just goes to show you, the Lord protects the foolish. :D

    My thanks to Evonne, Raul, and a fine bunch of folks who have turned out to be more than just a fine bunch of fisher people.

    I'm just sayin!!!!!

    Russ
     
  2. Snagged

    Snagged Senior Member

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    UE does have a very good crew working there.
     

  3. Drifter

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    Russ, I'm glad to hear you found both rods:D

    I dread reaching your age in 20 years and memory becomes the second thing that's lost;)
     
  4. Snagged

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    He's long since forgotten the first thing. :D
     
  5. Uncle Russ

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    I remembered carefully watching Jerry as he ascended in the basket to make certain he didn't have any of my tackle in there with him. :)

    Russ
     
  6. MrBill

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    I remembered carefully watching Jerry as he ascended in the basket to make certain he didn't have any of my tackle in there with him. :)

    Russ

    Really.:eek:
     

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  7. Snagged

    Snagged Senior Member

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    They didn't want those junk rods, they wanted OTI's so threw them back on the boat!
     
  8. Uncle Russ

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  9. BretABaker

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    LOL ah man thats funny
     
  10. MrBill

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    More proof.:)
     

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  11. Uncle Russ

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    I used to think Hitler and Stalin would be the two guys most horribly tortured in Hell, but I have revised that opinion--it is going to be the SOB who taught MrBill how to attach those cartoon bubbles to photographs. That sucker is going to fry big time! :)

    Russ
     
  12. Snagged

    Snagged Senior Member

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    Hey Russ,
    Do ou remember the other thing you lost?
     
  13. Grescobia

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    Russ says he remembers but he now has some pills to correct the problem
     
  14. Snagged

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    Gres,
    These younger ones sure whimp out fast, don't they.
     
  15. MrBill

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    I used to think Hitler and Stalin would be the two guys most horribly tortured in Hell, but I have revised that opinion--it is going to be the SOB who taught MrBill how to attach those cartoon bubbles to photographs. That sucker is going to fry big time! :)

    Russ


    You're probably right. :D
     

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  16. Uncle Russ

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    Now dammit, MrBill, that's funny! I know Gres is a little bit older than I am, but I think I've got Jerry beat by a couple of years, and you sound like a young 'un.

    As for those little pills, I've often said--hell, I may have said it here--all you need is enough that you don't piss on your shoes in the morning.

    Russ
     
  17. jureal

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    Now that light switch is funny stuff..... :) :)
     
  18. Gunsmoke

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    Hope all is well with snagged. I've never been lifted in a basket. Some of those Katrina victims looked like they were beyond the capacity of basket and winch cable. However, I did one time attempt to water-ski behind a copter. That stupid stunt didn't turn out very well for me. :mad: When you think you are invincible, young and dumb will cause you to do extremely stupid things.:rolleyes:

    It's against the law to fish from a bird. :mad: So says my lawyer.

    But let's just say you were out cruising looking for a good rip in a helicopter. You find this incredible rip loaded with acres of grass and tons of bait. The blades from the helicopter are causing the water to ripple and the bait comes alive. A feeding frenzy starts and you can't stand it.

    Just for the hell of it, you tie off a softhead wide range to the helicopter and start bouncing it off the frenzy boil. From up in the air, you see this huge blue marlin attack the softhead. Your pilot doesn't realize that you have used 400# mono for the experiment.:)

    All hell breaks loose except the marlin who is going ballistic.:eek: Your so excited leaning out of the helicopter to get a good view of this fantastic fish that you fall 40 feet into the drink with this pissed off marlin going nuts in the water. :eek: Well, let's just say that person would never forget such an adventure.:) Since it's illegal to do such a stunt, I reckon it's never happened. :rolleyes:

    I hope Uncle Russ can even see the viagra light switch. Age does have it's disadvantages.
     
  19. Gunsmoke

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    As for those little pills, I've often said--hell, I may have said it here--all you need is enough that you don't piss on your shoes in the morning.

    Russ

    Just make sure you look first before pissing in the wild. This poor guy below made a bad decision to take a leak on a 220Volt 3 phase electric fence. He's gonna need some magnum blue pills.
     

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  20. thenewkid

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    WHY, Why would you do that to us. What did we ever do to you ?:( :eek:
    (Would have put another facce but they dont have a green one that looks like its gunna hurl):D
     
  21. Snagged

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    WHY, Why would you do that to us. What did we ever do to you ?:( :eek:
    (Would have put another facce but they dont have a green one that looks like its gunna hurl):D

    Here you go
     

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