Abject And Unreserved Apology

Mina2 in the Caribbean - Where's The Ice Gone?
Tim Barker
Thu 15 Nov 2012 19:12

Position 18:33S 038:57W

Date: 15 November 2012 1910 UTC (1710 local)


Abject And Unreserved Apology


It would appear that I have committed the most terrific faux pas. By referring to Sally by the title that I revere most highly – Yachtmaster Examiner Instructor – rather than complimenting her which was my intention, it seems that I have exposed her to ridicule not just by her friends and family, but by the entire worldwide readership of the Mina2 blog. Even though my earlier blog stated a simple fact, that Sally was a YEI, and the rest of the piece simply highlighted the incompetence of Lawrence and me with no detrimental references to Sally at all, she got the hump big time. She had words with me. Well, actually she didn’t have words with me. In fact ever since I hit the “Send” button she hasn’t spoken one word to me (apart from when I asked her ”What will you have to drink?”). Instead she sits around refusing to do the washing up or clean my heads, moaning “My reputation is ruined”.


So, for the sake of crew harmony, I am very happy to issue an abject and unreserved apology to Sally. I will never again refer to her in the blog as a Yachtmaster Examiner Instructor, but instead will refer to her as the Woman of Experience or, simply, as The Pro.