Stereotypes are a funny thing. You think they are not fair, and then are slapped in the face with the cold hard fact, that they are there because most of the time there is a truth in them. Our flight to Europe was a two stepper, one flight to Ireland, and then to Munich. now, I have an open mind, mind you. And never have been to Dublin, and to be fair, this was a short visit to the Airport only. Have I made enough disclaimers? Okay, I walk off the plane, and right into a huge mall thing at 5AM and there is a huge crowd…… at a bar! Really? A BAR! We thought it was too get coffee, nope! That was wide open. Got a cup in two seconds. But if you wanted a pint of whatever, that was going to be some time. Did I mention it was 5AM, not PM, AM!
Now, we went to our gate and waited, very nice. It’s dark outside still, so maybe the people at the bar thought it was 5PM? As the light came up. YUP, stereotype 2, cloudy and rainy and cold. So, we are in Dublin for 2 hrs and the only things we saw was rain, clouds and people drinking. I am not going to say anymore, because I know there is a bigger and magnificent life there, I just found it humorous that in such a short time that’s all one would be exposed too.
So what does this have to do with Woody Boats. Woody Boater is about that stereotype right? Well, we also are burdened by stereotypes. The biggest one is that a Woody Boat is a maintenance magnet. And that people think, they sure are beautiful, but no way, and they need soaking up and so on. And just like Dublin, there is some truth in it, but its a false quick view of it all, and like Ireland, which is a stunning place, with amazing people that live wonderful lives, our Woody Boats are the same. I don’t need to go into it all, because it’s just a reminder to myself, that many times, when you believe in stereotypes, they can, if you don’t look beyond all that, you miss the the real magic of the wonderful things in life. Like today in Germany, which by the way is amazing, beautiful parks, fast cars, and Beer Gardens. But you already knew that!