I haven't been to the marina where I have a slip in quite sometime. I finally got around to calling the manager there to see if there was someone on the waiting list who might wat to sublet from me for the remainder of my contract
. She tells me there is a list but people are often reluctant to sublet because the slip has to stay in my name because of marina regulations
and they then worry that I might decide to keep the slip in the spring when renewal comes around. She says she will ley people know and I tell here I will be advertising the slip in that case.
I didn't get any takers for several weeks but eventually a fellow calls me and he wants it so we arrange to meet later this week. Meanwhile I emailed a friend whose boat was next to mine and let him know what was up. He emails me back and tells me a friend of his has his boat in my slip and has gone to Europe
. He seemed pretty sure he had talked to the manager before putting it there.
I called the marina and the girl working the desk tells me they seem to have the fellows name on two slips that there must be a mistake. Obviously he's not supposed to be in my slip but the manager is on holiday. It's not really a problem since he was getting back about the time the fellow renting
from me wanted the slip and I made sure the timing work for everyone. It's all good.
This morning the marina manager calls me. She proceeds to tell me how I told her to cancel my contract
and pay me out and she had subsequently arranged to lease
my slip to the fellow in Europe
. I told her we had no conversation like that and explained what she had told me. She said well then why would she think we had the conversation? Well, I didn't know but didn't think her saying it was so made it so. If I knew I could have cancelled my contract, even with the two month forfeit, I would have just done it but she in fact told me the opposite. Meanwhile I have made arrangements to sublet to someone.
She didn't really have a reply for that. Of course I'm the only one with a valid contract so she just agreed to cancel any other arrangements and I'm proceeding on ... of course hoping the deal with this fellow doesn't fall through!
Sometimes life is just plain weird!