Joel Posted September 13, 2012 Report Share Posted September 13, 2012 (edited) This past friday will go as one of the, if not the, worst days of my life. It started out great. Did some final work on my boat before heading out to Lake St Claire with a friend. Got the boat in the water, but after just an hour in the water I noticed we were taking on water. OK, turn on the bilge pump, right? Wrong! Nothing happens. So, back to the dock we go. OK, not the end of the world. right? We did get an hours fishing in. I start backing my trailer into the water. As soon as the truck wheels hit the slime on the ramp, I start to slide, OK, a little more pressure on the brakes. POP! My foot, on the brakes, just where they belonged, goes all the way to the floor, and the truck, now just in reverse idle, but no brakes, is barreling towards the water. Idiot! Wrong direction with the gear shift, or maybe not. I'll never now. Should I have thrown it into park? As I struggle to open the door, now impossible under all that water pressure, I thank what ever possessed me to get out of the air conditioned air by opening ther widows, and just as ther water reaches less than an inch from the bottom of the windows, I slid over to the passenger side, as my exit on the drivers side was blocked by my boat, and slipped head first into the fishyist water I ever swallowed. Well, I'm alive at least. My friend and I watched as the last thing visible of my car (and trailer) was the top inch of the roof. Some onlooker had tied a rope on the side mirror and put a stop to the slide. Wait, it gets worse. Right next door to the boat launch is the Macomb County Sheriff. As I sit on the dock, dripping a good portion of Lake St Claire onto the ground, the same cop who had just asked me if I wanted to go to the hospital, walks towards me, handcuffs in hand. Seems a visit by the "MyCity" police some two years ago has come back to haunt me. Despite the fact that they entered my home, counted my plants, verified that I was not over my limits, nodded their heads, and told me that I was in compliance with the law, that was not good enough. Seems that was ok for me and "MyCity". Not so with Oakland County. It's true. The State of Michigan says the MMMP laws exist, in Oakland County, It seems I had committed a felony. As much as I want to tell you of my adventures in the county jails, I grow weary, and darn, I need a shower. Perhaps another time I will share that nightmare with you. Check this box to be notified of replies to this topic. Note: BBcode and smileys are still usable. Edited September 14, 2012 by Joel Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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