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"Tanked" in the Bahamas

Updated on April 27, 2011

Any Tank Will Do

My husband and I had a boat when we lived in Florida,and from where we docked the boat was only a three hour haul to the Bahamas which we did a good bit.

We decided to take the kids to the Bahamas they were all grown and married at this time ,also a few friends probably about 14 people altogether. The boat could sleep about eight the rest got motel rooms upon arrival as we stayed the weekend. We would all meet for breakfast etc. but seemed the boat was the place to be at night..

At the time I raised schnauzers and they were my husbands heart. We took them with us everywhere and we had 5..LOL. The reason I even mention this everyone drank but me, so in the early a.m. I should have to get dressed leash all 5 dogs, get them off the boat and walk them, as everyone was to hung over to assist. In fact you couldn't wake them before noon ,not even with five yapping schnauzers.

I almost didn't come on this particular trip because of this and the fact I was the only one sober enough to clean up behind everyone. My husband promised he would not drink too much and help me with the dogs each morning. Of course the very first night I see that's not gonna be happening, everyone partying till 3 a.m. music blaring, all the guys trying to see who could jump the farthest from the tuna tower..I have gone to bed but i get up and place my clothes in the bathroom all folded neatly so I can find them in the morning without turning on a light because I know the condition my husband will be in.He finally comes to bed at some point, but all night he is pulling the covers I finally ask him whats wrong he kept saying nothing,but he kept pulling the covers off about six a.m. the dogs are needing a trip to land..I go to retrieve my clothes,I can't find them..

Finally I turn the lights on and my husband jumps out of bed ,he has my tank top on but he has his legs thru the arm holes,it is stretched out like a rubber band not to mention everything private is swinging thru the neck hole ..all night he had been trying to pull the upside down tank top up ..Drunk of course...At the moment not funny.. I said dang didn't you realize that you had a draft going on?

We get dressed he hands the dogs over the side of the boat to me and we are off,he comes along and he is walking two of them max and Minnie, I have gidget, cricket puddin,(actually puddin is a miniature poodle but she thinks she too is a schnauzer in 12 plus years we never let on).We don't stay out long and head back to get ready for breakfast.I with my charges and he with his.

As we are leaving for breakfast I do a head count as usual,I am missing 2 dogs,Gidget and Minnie,we frantically search everywhere,then neighbors inform us there are dogs running thru the straw market.. Sure enough the girls are on a shopping spree. seems my husband slipped out to get a goody's and the two girls jumped over (without falling in) after him and he never noticed them.

you can believe I told this story on him at breakfast and at many a social gathering in the years ahead..LOL



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      Ron 6 years ago

      That was so funny...guess the dogs were glad that someone stayed sober. lol

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      jorja kick 6 years ago from southeast georgia

      Yes.. you and I are on the same wave length I have known it from the git go!!!

      I often look crazy going down the road roaring with insane laughter over this very thing!!!

      thanks for taking the time to tell me...

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      Jaye Denman 6 years ago from Deep South, USA

      I laughed out loud when I read the description of how your husband was wearing your tank top. I will probably laugh aloud many times during the next few days when I think of it, and people around me will think I'm crazy! How funny!

      Very good title, too...Jaye

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      jorja kick 6 years ago from southeast georgia

      thank you so much ..and I promise it is all true!!LOL

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      GetSmart 6 years ago

      Wow, this is a great story! I have had the pleasure of being the sober one every "morning after" for years - I have quite a few tales too, not all of them quite as funny. Enjoyed your hub, mental pictures and all!

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      jorja kick 6 years ago from southeast georgia

      yes it was a hoot...

      thanks for the comment...

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      SmittenWithTravel 6 years ago

      That's too funny! Too bad you didn't take pictures of him in the tank top;-)