Re: [Julian-May-discuss] Re: The mars incident!!!
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From: "Andrew MacDonald" <admacdo@...>
Sent: Sunday, March 31, 2002 5:06 AM
Subject: Re: [Julian-May-discuss] Re: The mars incident!!!
> >Hi Andy,
> >You lucky person! Needless to say, that book probably got
> >High Thoughts
> >- Nicolette :-)
> No actually. I didn't think of it. We were too busy talking about fly
> fishing. :)
> I've got an autographed copy of the Pliocene companion though.
> Come to think of it, I'll pass along the bear repellent story JM told me,
> told to her by a fishing guide. I was designated the "Bear Bop" carrier as
> it is a can of pepper spray the size of a small fire extinguisher. Adds a
> little more excitement when you have to think about these things while
> fishing in the woods.
> A bunch of japanese tourists had been dropped into the wilderness by a
> helicopter pilot. He handed them some bear repellent as they had none.
> Unfortunately something got lost in the translation of how it was to be
> used. As he took off, he looked down and saw them gaily spraying it all
> each other and themselves, just like one would use insect repellent. He
> quickly landed and took the ones with respiratory difficulties to
> Andy MacDonald,
Too busy talking about fly fishing? (sighs) <grin>
Thanks for the story. Poor tourists! Obviously whatever was in the bear
repellent was quite strong. Hopefully the sick tourists recovered quickly
(having asthma myself I can relate to them...)