A hum­ble apol­ogy

Yachting Monthly - - THE END - Colin Lang­ford

My wife and I were at a boat show look­ing at our dream coastal cruiser. We re­moved our shoes be­fore step­ping on board as is cus­tom and left a few bags of stuff we’d bought at the show with them. Hours later, hav­ing left the boat and taken all our bags, we stopped to con­sol­i­date our pur­chases. My wife looked in one bag and then looked at me ac­cus­ingly. ‘I didn’t see you get a new pair of shoes…’ ‘I didn’t!’ I protested.

‘Then why are your old ones in here?’ Only they weren’t mine. We’d picked up one too many bags on leav­ing the boat, one of which an­other of the view­ers had stored their shoes for safe­keep­ing. If the per­son who had to walk around the show in stockinged feet is read­ing this, I apol­o­gise.

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