“Don’t tell fish stories where the people know you; but particularly, don’t tell them where they know the fish.” ~ Mark Twain
“The fishing was good; it was the catching that was bad.” ~ A. Best
One Sunday afternoon, I decided to go fishing. Tackle box and rod accompanied me. The day was bright and weather perfect. I sat on the bank and cast my line into the calm water. I was sure to catch a lot of fish with my technique. My advice was to all my friends,“If you never did, you should. These things are fun, and fun is good.” And I hoped that they were paying attention. I believed in fun. Enjoying myself at every opportunity, that was me.
But for some reason the fish were not bitting. It was the situation where I could say, “The fishing was good; it was the catching that was bad.” But no worries. I had a whole day to catch some fish.
Suddenly there was a strong tug at the line, I started reeling it in carefully. But there was a lot of resistance on the other end. I gave a huge tug and a great big fish flew out of the water and landed in the tree behind me. I tried to take it out but there didn’t seemed to be any way I could do that. In the end I took out my phone ant took a picture of the impaled fish.
And I don’t know why my friends were saying, “Don’t tell fish stories where the people know you; but particularly, don’t tell them where they know the fish.”
All false propaganda against me!
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