It Takes All Kinds To Go Fishing
Being a full time charter captain you get a lot of crazy questions and see some off the wall things that people do. I also get some crazy calls and interactions when booking trips. I absolutely appreciate all of my customers and completely understand having a lot of questions. Not knowing much about something or a situation always makes for hilarious conversation for those in the know. I feel like a moron every time I have a boat issue and call the mechanic or have a problem with the computer and ask my wife. It’s all in fun and we just have to laugh about it.
Here is a few of my favorites to share while we wait around for the sea’s to calm down.
Hello this is Greg with Sea Leveler Charters. “Hi, we have 14 people and wanted to see about joining a group” With 14 people I would say you already have a group. “Can we keep the fish we catch and we only want kosher fish.” Yes we catch fish that are kosher and they are yours to keep as long as they are in season and of legal size. “What about all the chemical waste from the space shuttle? Are they safe to eat?”
They are safe to eat but every now and then we catch one with 3 eyes and we just let those go. "Ok, Thank you"
Hello this is Greg with Sea Leveler Charters. “I would like to book a evening shark trip aboard Sea’s The Day” Sounds good, let me get your information so I can send you a confirmation. (5 minutes later he calls me back with lots of irritation in his voice) “I just received my confirmation and I don’t understand. It says Sea’s The Day Shark Fishing Trip and I specifically said I want to go in the evening not the day.” Buddy, Sea’s The Day is the boat and Shark Fishing is the trip.
Many years ago I had just finished a trip and was cleaning up the boat when a guy and his son walked up inquiring about fishing. I was standing at the back of the boat answering his questions and talking about how the fishing has been. He decided to book a trip for the next day, which was perfect because I was open. I wrote down his info, took a deposit like I always do, told him what to bring and told him to meet me at 6:45 in the morning. A little after 7am the next day my phone rings and it’s the guy saying he is here but doesn’t know where to find me. I do a light chuckle and say no problem, you running a little late? Thinking he was just messing with me. This somewhat upset him and he raises his voice “No, you never did tell me where to go so I’m just standing here in the parking lot like a dummy” He caught me off guard a little and I meekly say, just come down to the boat right where we spoke and you booked the trip yesterday. 🙂
Hello this is Greg with Sea Leveler Charters.
"Hi, I was thinking about doing one of those funeral trips you guys offer. What do you catch on those trips?"
I guess if it’s not done right you catch bodies. “I never heard of those. Are they good to eat and do they have a limit?” Dude, it is when people are cremated and we do a burial at sea” Click- I got hung up on that time but I get that call a few times a year. 🙂
I have a lot of stories of interesting people and things they say in do. It takes all kinds to keep this world going around and I appreciate everyone for keeping it interesting.