Award candidates invited me to ride with them one
evening. Their airboat was powerful enough to carry
the three of us over all kinds of terrain and we had
a lot of fun roaring all over the place. Then the guys
announced they wanted to catch 'gators.
I told them I didn't
want to kill or clean anything, but I was willing to point
one out, cook it, and help eat it. They explained that
they had no intention of killing the gators - only catching
Turns out, this is
a good event for the "Stupid Contest".
The goal of the contest
is to see who can successfully get the largest 'gator into
(and back out of) the airboat.
Here's how it goes:
guy drives and the other kneels in the bottom of the airboat.
They spot a likely 'gator and the driver roars up alongside
it while the guy in the bottom of the boat leans over the
side, grabs the 'gator with his bare hands, and pulls it
into the bottom of the boat with him. (The entire 'gator
has to be in the boat to qualify.) Then he throws the 'gator
back into the river and takes his turn driving as the other
guy grabs the next 'gator.
Ever notice how it's
never women who think up these games?