were in the Port Captain's office in Salinas, Uruguay,
having returned from Easter Island. I was questioning
the charges for Lights & Buoys which I thought
was a once a year charge since we had previously paid
por ano?", I asked.
nodded agreement, but repeated, "Uno
por año" with emphasis on the AN-YO.
repeated myself again to make sure I understood, he
again nodded agreement, but repeated with emphasis
I got back to the boat, I checked my Spanish dictionary
as I was sure I saying something wrong.
per year versus once
per asshole was a pretty big blunder. David
commented, however, that we were lucky the Port Captain
had a good sense of humor because with Jelly aboard,
we would have paid for three assholes, not one."