There’s a Fundy story that tells about a fisherman visiting his old boat at the wharf. It is sunk … totally sunk. “Funny.” he says, “I can’t figure it out. It never did that before.” Some folks (mostly mainlanders) don’t get it and after reading this story I am beginning to understand that this fatalistic humour can be misunderstood. Imagine! The Arrow has been on the bottom for 45 years and it (finally) starts leaking.
Ryan Green, acting superintendent of environmental response with the Atlantic region of the Canadian Coast Guard, responds with … “We didn’t expect anything, because it had never leaked before.” Am I missing something? Art MacKay