This group of Oxford grads from Norway decided to celebrate the end of exams by taking a boat out. They were all dressed pseudo sailor (haven’t seen that before well not in the last hour anyway) for the event. A couple of them came and chatted and asked sensible questions like “What is a good thing to do so we don’t upset the locals?” “Well no sp***ing is a good thing” “We didn’t do that, it has taken 7 hours to get here” Well you cant argue with that its about 4 hours normally.
Then the beer kicked in about 10 ish. There have been reports of drunken yobs dancing naked in the pub garden at the ‘Highway Man’. Just about every village resident was later awoken by drunken yobs, young children woke up crying. It was suggested that they should go away and sleep it off. Well that only meant they moved back to their boat, where on the way they were banging on boats, rocking them on the gunnels and being very noisy dancing naked on the towpath! In general being very disrespectful to their host country. The mêlée (?) continued well into the night.
The waterway system needs hire boaters. Hire boaters such as these need to let off steam but they should also know where to draw the line!
Many resident sent emails of complaint to the hire Company and all received this ‘well crafted’ reply from College Cruisers:-
“ apologes for the disturbance we will continue to try to do our best to maintain harmony”
What’s an apologes?
The reply went on to say
Thank you for your enquiry
regards Charlie and Carys (www.collegecruisers.com) 01865 554343
if you wish to confirm a booking blah … blah … blah …blah … blah … blah
So no personal touch then? Am I surprised? Not one bit!