I took my two children fishing Monday. First time out in a month! We were all three excited at the prospect of who was gonna catch the biggest one. After the obligatory stop at the store for swiss cake rolls, tater chips, soft drinks and chicken nuggets, we arrive at the boat ramp. I had the kids sit on the dock while I launched the boat. After parking the van, I came back to find the boat filling fast with water. The gas tank was floating. Ding Dang DARN (nicer words than the lady spoke)! My rubber boots quickly filled with chilled lake water as I found the plug and stuck it in the open hole. After re-trailering the boat and letting it drain, I again launched. This time with the plug IN. I pulled my soaked socks off and laid them atop the cooler to dry (without success) and fished barefooted for the rest of the day. The children were having a ball and took home a nice mess of cats and crappies to enjoy for dinner. This got me to thinking of the really stupid things I've done.... among the above, there was the time: My daughter and I went fishing and upon coming back to the ramp, she and I both are about to BUST. We took off for the facilities leaving the boat at the ramp. It was about dark thirty and maybe one other trailer in the parking lot. When we returned, we found the boat was 1/2 way across the lake. Not wanting to take a rather cool swim, I looked around. The only thing I could see to help were some fishermen at the bridge. I could see thier lights. I hollered and they being fishermen (gentlemen) came and helped this idiot that didn't tie the boat off before leaving it. Those are the two fishing related stupid things I have done, that I can remember. Sometime, I will share the one related to my white nurses cap. Remember those? Anyone else brave enough to fess up on your mistakes??