A Reminder to all Boaters this Summer
I work in a rental location, loaning out canoes, kayaks, paddleboards and rowboats. So far, I have had to perform four rescues from large, 6-person canoes. In every instance alcohol was involved (not on my end). In one instance, the family lost all their credit cards, drivers licenses and cash.
I no longer allow anyone to rent a boat if they are the least bit tipsy or have even an unopened beer with them. Boating laws in Canada prohibit the use of drugs or alcohol while on watercraft, and operation of a watercraft while under the influence is also illegal.
Do yourself a favour and enjoy your summer responsibly, not like idiots. Alcohol and water do not mix in any fun way. I would also like to remind readers that consuming alcohol in provincial parks is prohibited unless within the confines of your campground.
Thank you, enjoy your summer!
Colin Stepney, Boat Rental Agent
Working in a Boat Rental Store
A guy came into the boathouse today and said the following: “Hey guys, do planes always leave chemtrails over Manning Park?” “No, they never do.” “Look it up, you might be surprised. You see those white lines behind the planes? They aren’t condensation, they are chemicals. I can’t believe they’re doing this even over parks.” Once he was out the door, I turned to my manager and said (and I quote), “God give me the strength not to beat that man for his stupidity.” My coworker looked genuinely confused.
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Lust: Why sex is not bad and why lust is the most important thing on earth.
from an evolutionary standpoint, the purpose of life in general is to continue life; without that purpose, there would be no life. Therefore, animals, plants, bacteria, archaea, anything living lives simply to keep its genes continuing into the future.
For instance, when trees get stressed out they produce a tonne of cones and pollen because they know they’re about to die soon so they try to make as many babies as possible. Some insects magically go from being asexual reproducers to sexual reproducers only in times of stress, only to carry their genes on.
Although humans have become far more advanced, seeking to satisfy other parts of our brain that have become rather strange compared to… well, everything else on earth… we still maintain the need to reproduce. The reason humans lust for, well, sex, is because of that: reproduction is all that will let us keep going into the annals of the universe.
If we stopped reproducing, we would simply cease to be as we know it. Imagine if everyone was asexual - ie, they felt no desire for sex. That would achieve human extinction within one generation. So, basically, sexual lust is healthy and evolutionarily. It stands as an advantage over those who do not wish to convey genes. However, at this point, you are probably thinking “wtf I don’t want to make babies at this point.”
That is a good thing if you are my age, considering that you are not capable of sustaining a child economically (although you are physically capable), but because of the latter - the physical capability - your body is basically saying “yup, I’m in gear” (or something to that tune).
In conclusion, the reason sex is just fundamentally desired by (the majority of) humans is simply because it is important and good, and since our brains have evolved the ability to enjoy things, sex, being the one thing that continues our existence in this world, is highly enjoyable - and therefore the human mind naturally craves it, much like anything else that releases dopamine and other such “happiness” chemicals into your brain.