Sunday, September 20, 2009

Clear Directions

The other day we had someone who just moved to Maine and wanted to try lobstering. It exposed flaws in our ability to give clear directions.

"The end facing out"
"Like that?"
"No, the rope end out over the stern"
The new guy swung the trap around and placed it in the wrong spot.
"Is that right?"
"No push it the other way"
He looked back at me and shrugged.
"The rope end towards the stern and parallel with the boat"
He turned around and pushed the trap into the correct place.
"Is that right?"
I gave him a thumbs up.