Although not the first person to break the dock rules at Bossy’s campground, she was breaking her particular rule shamelessly.
And while we’re on the subject of the campground dock and its charming No signs — for instance No Swimming, which Bossy and her family couldn’t have ignored more if they were being paid to ignore signs of the No Swimming variety — Bossy thought it was really funny when she spotted these warnings after ten days of submerging herself in this very water:
The Zebra Mussel warning was the most funny, where funny equals really disturbing along the lines of Could one of these things unknowingly be attached to Bossy’s arse?
Bossy’s son’s delightful girlfriend, however, was slightly more obsessed with the meaning of the other warning, the one regarding water chestnuts:
kristin @ going country saysAugust 12, 2009 at 7:43 am
Zebra mussels will rip the shit out of your feet if they’re in the shallows where you wade. Hence the warning, I guess.
Liz saysAugust 12, 2009 at 9:03 am
Yeah… the horse shoes on those tiny hooves can be sharp
The Domstic Goddess saysAugust 12, 2009 at 9:27 am
Water chestnuts. OH NOES!!!!
But seriously, your feet. Those things can cut you like a knife.
Maureen in IL saysAugust 12, 2009 at 9:47 am
I just had to google this. All I can say is AAK “they have become a major macrofouler” “covering beaches with sharp-edged mussel shells and rotting mussel flesh” A macrofouler? Who knew. Thanks for the PSA Bossy.
bdaiss saysAugust 12, 2009 at 11:14 am
Huh. I’m quite familiar with Zebra mussels thanks to a graduate research project on the Seneca river. But Water Chestnuts? I had to go look those up. Too bad they aren’t the edible kind. It’d probably give people more “inspiration” to help control ’em!
Gail K. saysAugust 12, 2009 at 12:21 pm
By analyzing the rust marks on the above signage, this waterbody has been infested for quite awhile.
Whereas my waterbody can be infested with potato chips which helps in maintaining the waterbody effect.
reen saysAugust 12, 2009 at 1:48 pm
Too bad about the roaming sharp-hooved zebras and the angry lo mein invasion…I imagine it would be next to impossible to resist the temptation to jump into that lovely lake, no matter whether Nessie himself was lurking there.
dgm saysAugust 12, 2009 at 2:40 pm
Mmmmm, water chestnuts. I’d dive in!
Birdbrain saysAugust 12, 2009 at 2:48 pm
Hey, I bet the Chinese have a recipe for Zebra Mussels and water chestnuts, you know, like Zebra Mussels with Water Chestnuts and Pea Shoots. Sounds yummy!
BossysMom saysAugust 12, 2009 at 3:31 pm
just as long as there are no painbodies in the waterbodies.
Stacey Ball saysAugust 12, 2009 at 6:50 pm
Ewww, I’ve always hated water chestnuts. They’re just so crunchy and watery and watery.
Jenn @ The Women's Colony saysAugust 13, 2009 at 1:07 am
Was there a “No Fun” sign for you to ignore as well?