Waiting for swell
An 18 second period is supposed to be showing up aaaaany time now, and we are supposed to be getting a little swell later in the week. Nothing crazy, but more than we’ve had. The entire pueblo is on standby. We will get a few pictures up when it gets here. In the meantime, here’s a little anecdotal story for you lifted from somewhere on the internet and modified for our sinister purposes.
A boat docked in a tiny Nicaraguan village.
An American tourist complimented the Nicaraguan fisherman on the quality of his fish and asked how long it took him to catch them.
“Not very long,” answered the Nica.
“But then, why didn’t you stay out longer and catch more?” asked the American.
The Nica explained that his small catch was sufficient to meet his needs and those of his family.
The American asked, “But what do you do with all your time?”
“I sleep late, fish a little, play with my children, and take a siesta with my wife. In the evenings, I go into the village to see my friends, have a few drinks, play the guitar, and sing a few songs…I have a full life.”
The American interrupted, “I have an MBA from Harvard and I can help you!
You should start by fishing longer every day. You can then sell the extra fish you catch. With the extra revenue, you can buy a bigger boat. With the extra money the larger boat will bring, you can buy a second one and a third one and so on until you have an entire fleet of trawlers.
Instead of selling your fish to a middle man, you can negotiate directly with the processing plants and maybe even open your own plant.”
“You can then leave this little village and move to Managua, Los Angeles, or even New York City! From there you can direct your huge enterprise.”
“How long would that take?” asked the Nica.
“Twenty, perhaps twenty-five years,” replied the American.
“And after that?”
“Afterwards? That’s when it gets really interesting,” answered the American, laughing. “When your business gets really big, you can start selling stock and make millions!”
“Millions? Really? And after that?”
“After that — and this is the best part — you’ll be able to retire, live in a tiny village near the coast, sleep late, catch a few fish, take a siesta, and spend your evenings drinking and enjoying your friends!”