Lighten Up People

And God said, "Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place, and let dry ground appear." And it was so. God called the dry ground "land," and the gathered waters he called "seas." And God saw that it was good.

And then North Carolina saw the gathered water called seas and said, “If it’s good enough for God, let’s tax it.” And so they did.

They taxed the vessel, the motor, the ability to pull fish from the water, the sale of the vessel and motor and said, “For now you are free to look upon water for free and nothing more.”

And then North Carolina said further, “Ye shall not drink adult beverages upon the water or have an open contain thereon.”

Seeing that this was all good the Feds stepped in and said, “Ye shall carry with you certain provisions like life jackets and such or be subject to fine. You shall no longer refer to directions as left and right. It shall be called port and starboard.”

It just a 10 foot 11 inch boat people…lighten up.

11 comments:

Kuckie said...

Wreggie, you are too funny.

But did it dampen your enthusiasm about the boat???? Nahhhhhhh......

Ali said...

Hehehe - nice.

terri said...

The Feds take all the fun out of everything.

Jay said...

Are you allowed to mount a cannon on the front of it? Uh ... I mean on the bow?

Reggie said...

I would like to mount the potato cannon and fire on the rich folks in their big fancy boats.

Judy said...

Hey, You better stay away from Smith Mountain lade with that Potato cannon!!

Reggie said...

Good point Judy...there is not enough potatoes to shoot up all those nice boats.

Michael said...

Amazing that the state of North Carolina, in all its wisdom, has not yet seen fit to specifically outlaw, or regulate to the point of extinction, the use of potato cannons on small watercraft.

Micky-T said...

That is so true.....
You might as well get right to it and get a bigger boat, it's the American way!

Jahooni said...

We just sold our boat. it was a jet boat that was in the family for years... we had it redone and it still scared the crap of my daughter and me! not a family boat at all, just a guy boat for the river. glad it's gone... i mean how many toys can one man have? ;)~

Hammer said...

The feds remind me of an ovewrbearing mother.

Let them be damned! You should hoist the jolly rodger and become a pirate ;)