Won't mention any names
Ha ha, his wife is a direct cousin!
BUT-- fisherman, thet bust their balls during the season--work REAL hard
HAHAHAHAHA!!! My brother retired from school teaching, a real worker, done all the things everyone up there does, cut wood, dug clams to pay for college, you name it, being on the stern was the EASIEST job he ever had. It ain't the deadliest catch fella's.
It's a tough gig and getting tougher all the time.
Yes, but most of the toughness is from over fishing and dragging. To many young fella's jump into the business because the banks give them $350,000 for a boat and gear and then they blow it on trucks and homes and etc. and have to fish not matter what to make payments. Then they howl when the make $250,000 and the gov. wants 35% for taxes and they saved ZERO. We could go on all day about this subject also. As you can tell, I'm not opinionated or anything!
Kevin needs to get his butt back up north there. I think the heat & half nekkid beach honeys are affecting him
I am in Tenn. Fred, unless things have changed since you rode that panhead, the beach honeys are south of me still. It has not been above freezing for 3 days in Machias, no thanks. My home has a 1 acre pond in Maine, you can skate on it right now.
In years past I was married to a Lobsterwoman and her family was hard into lobstering with a lobster pound and everything. I would not say they were hard workers at all; they worked just hard enough to drink. They still made considerable money and as my ex-father-in-law said, "You don't want to make it look like you make too much money."
And they didn't. Peeling paint, junk around the wharfs and stuff...they knew how to play the part and had the new trucks and racing lobsterboats that would win the races because they would smoke anything on the water.
What upsets me about the lobstermen is they whine constantly and without justification. They are part of a free market system unlike the dairy farmers, and do not say anything when the price is high, but when it drops oh how they whine. I often hear them compare the price of lobster being lower than the price of hotdogs...well that just is not true. They are comparing the wholesale price of lobster to the retail price of hot dogs. The farmer/rancher selling hot dogs at whole sale beef prices might be making only $1.07 per pound, yet hot dogs and hamburger retail prices are $3.50 per pound, so it is not exactly comparing apples to oranges.
Everything you just said my friend.