That would be ME! ! !
Boat ramp wide enough for 4 Boats, certainly 3 very easy. I pull up to the staging area behind another boat to get everything ready. I finished before the guy in front of me. Boat entirely equipped and ready to launch. I pull around the boat in front, and am ready to pull into ramp area. There is a boat at the ramp appearing to be launching. Two guys in a suburban and an old boat with 1965ish outboard. As it turns out, he was just stopped there working on his boat. problem is, I can't get around him into the ramp area. I opened the window and asked him to pull up so I could get by. Literally the guy had the whole entrance blocked except for one little space in front of his truck, but no way to go in and back the boat down. Guy told me to go back and go around. By this time, the boat in the other staging area was behind me, so I couldn't. Abrupt conversation ensued, and at that point, one of the guys came at me and said he was going to Kick My A**. At that point I was rolling the window up, leaning to the right inside my truck, and zooming into the ramp area in front of their truck. But now I am stuck because I had no room to get all the way in. It took me over 5 minutes of back and forth get my boat in a position to back down. My wife was waiting and watching all this. She tried to reason with one of them to just pull up. In the meantime, after I zoomed in because the guy was about to come into my window, his buddy called 911 because, as he said, "I tried to kill his friend." Are you kiddin' me?!?!?!? Well, I launched my boat, got in with my wife, cruised around near the ramp, and waited for the Police to get there. They responded in about 8 to 10 minutes (good for them). I pulled up, docked my boat. I talked to the police away from the other 2 guys. I explained what happened. . . My wife and I were much more credible than the dudes who called 911. The police were very professional, and commented, "Wow, ya just don't need to deal with anything like this at the ramp, do ya?" "Y'all go on out and have a good day." I apologized for them having to come out, and my wife and I were on our way.
Why am I the IDIOT in this story? ? ? Because I could have avoided this whole scene if I would have just backed up, and gone around. I knew these guys were no good from the start. I didn't need this today. I know better. I know better. I know better. It is NOT worth it. I have got to use my head, and just move on.
I was the IDIOT today. I apologized to my wife for allowing this to happen, and I really am gonna try to keep it from happening again.
Boat Ramp Rage. . . It's never any good. I ended up catching a few good ones today, including this almost 15"er.