Ugh, a Johns boat (M2/M3?) was acting like a complete **** this morning - accompanied by some hoorah-henry in Johns cricket stash. While in the normal queue on the way to the reach, Johns W2? had a bit of an error in front of us and crashed, and were just sorting themselves out as we waited in the boat behind (they didn't want us to come by), then the silly ******* cricket jumper coach shouts 'Come by MAGGIE' - aimed at the M2/3 boat paddling up 50m behind us, and completely ignoring the fact there's another boat waiting to go past - at which point we set off and they muscled themselves past, nearly hitting a sculler. Then they happened to end up on the wrong side of the river at the P+E, in the way of another boat going the right way. THEN decided to pull a ridiculous overtaking attempt on three boats down the reach, while traffic was coming the other way and clashed blades with what looked like a fairly novice four (who stayed in position) and then forced them over to the side so they could get past.
And they wonder why people think they're *****...
Best moment of the day came from St Ed's who asked 'Can we come by Fitz?' as they were already alongside us and on the way past. Bit of a pointless question really. That said, from the looks of it they're pretty much all Blues, so understandably used to just sailing on past.
Anyway, enough moaning. Really enjoying the boat this term, we actually have timing and balance some of the time, which is an interesting novelty.