Up Ship Creek Without a Paddle …

The drunk fishermen had started out five hours before but were so stonkered they’d lost an oar. With a huge storm brewing they were about to be washed out to sea but were too drunk to comprehend their imminent danger.

Once out to sea a marine rescue would not be possible for hours due to the shocking weather conditions. So the little girl who summed up the situation ran to the nearby caravan park for help.

Nobody could get a boat into the river quick enough. So the only chance for survival was to make a human chain to catch the boat just before it floated past the headland. This put 23 people’s lives at risk to save two drunken idiots.

Once safely on land they immediately headed to the bowls club to have a few more drinks to recover from their shock. The local rag wrote them up as heroes never mentioning the holidaymakers who’d risked their lives to save a couple of drunks …

written for Sunday Prompt: Watery Things



    • yes but sadly they are too true and I hope by sharing the stories such idiots might think twice before doing such dumb things that endangers those trying to rescue them … maybe their families would prefer to have lost them at sea 😦

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  1. At dawn we set out
    From the pier
    We have no sense
    We have no fear
    You take the helm
    I’ll take the beer
    I can drink
    And you can steer

    I’ve changed my mind
    You drive too slow
    It’s time that you
    Gave me a go
    I am a sailor
    Don’t you know?
    Now I will drive
    And you can row

    So I am Captain
    You’re First Mate
    Let’s toast to that!
    Let’s celebrate!
    Ignore concerns
    About our fate
    But goodness me
    …….. It’s getting late

    Where are we now?
    Just let me think
    My courage
    Has begun to shrink
    Best give me
    Another drink
    Before this boat
    Begins to sink

    This day of fun
    Has lost its gloss
    This could be
    At sea. A loss
    I think I’ve killed
    An albatross
    Why did you make me
    The boss?

    We’re in distress
    Please save us from
    This awful mess
    Hurry up
    Don’t dilly-daddle
    We’re up the creek
    Without a paddle

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  2. This story reminds me about politicians of my country, who during the time of general elections, steps out of their “castles/mansions” to meet up common folks. Their sole purpose is to power up their reign for yet another set of five years by utilizing the power of our vote.
    And that days are upon us once again as general elections will take place next month!

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  3. These are the kind of people who at some point may need help but actually they dont deserve help at all..

    Sometimes we are too generous..we miss out the chance of looking into the real motives of people wanting/asking our help.

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