I have to share this 'cause it's killing me. Everyone I see coming down the dock on my CCTV I jump up from my desk and like an old fishwife I just have tell them what happened today.
I have an office on the boat and I'm doing reports and paperwork and trying to stay tuned to YachForums at the same time, and The Troutman of course, and here is today's once in a lifetime, one for the memories, America's Most Funniest, you don't see THIS every day of the week at your marina...
We have a lot of cop friends / neighbors at our marina.
This guy I have known for 20 years and am currently helping to work his way through his third ex wife, we will call "Randy", is walking to his car and observes the owner of a large bareboat charter carry two good size plants down to his boat.
Within good hearing range of a number of bystanders shooting the breeze in front of the office, Randy makes several calls to local metro police agencies on his cell phone, until finally someone cares (or has no other business) and considers the off duty narcotics officer's report of potplants being carried aboard a vessel, worth while to pursue.
A few miles away, a dark and sinister drug interdiction Zodiac and two metro marine units are dispatched, as well as three black & whites from 49 division.
One of the bystanders, a known pothead, immediately rushes to the boat owner's assistance by informing him that THEY are coming.
So the boatowner just stands on the end of the pier and motions to the incoming; "Over Here! I Am Right Here!"
So, it turns out my friend was a little mixed up, was not properly trained in the art of recognizing the real thing, and they were common house plants...
God, I laughed so hard. I thought, man, my office is on a boat, I am surrounded by a couple of hundred power and sail boats that need an insurance survey about every five years, ... I see my buddies display their expertise at fine police work, ...talk about entertainment. I love my job!