While sipping my coffee & strolling on the boardwalk, I overheard this crazy conversion. I had to pace myself right behind the couple talking because I couldn’t wait for it to be resolved. It was almost like a Three’s Company episode: misunderstandings galore.
This is almost verbatim, as I tried to remember all I could. Oh and the lady had the thickest Long Island accent I ever heard, which added to the hilarity.
Lady: You shouda seen the large volleyball tournament that went on here a few months ago. The beach was loaded with so many people.
Man: Oh yeah? Was it fun?
Lady: Oh it was amazing. So many people here to see it. Kelly Slater was even here.
Man: To watch?
Lady: oh no, he participated. He’s the best at it yah know. And he almost won too. That woulda been somethin’ else I tell ya.
Man: Wow, that guys does everything I guess.
Lady: He was jumping so high. It was a sight to see.
Man: Yeah, Well you need to jump high to get the ball over the net.
Lady: Huh? No the waves.. the waves were big. So he was jumping them.
Man: Waves? Oh so they played in the ocean?
Lady: Of course, where else would they do it?
Man: I just figured on the sand.
Lady: I never saw that before. Well anyways, it was so much fun, but I heard they aren’t coming back next year.
Man: Wait, you mean that surfing tournament.
Lady: Yes surfin, what did ya think?
Man: (laughing) You said volleyball.
Lady: ohhh.. hahaha nooo… surfin, SURFIN. NOT VOLLEYBAWL! It was the Surfin tounrament. Quikpro-somethin…….
Man: haha yeah I heard about it.
Anyways, I’m sure it’s one of those things where you had to be there, but I was amused.