Someone said the next World War will be over water supplies. That guy was right ;-)
But in my book everybody has the right to use the dock. Here in Europe
it is only places like Palma de Majorca and other such posh rubbish where the water guy can get scorned by the fuel guy. Elsewhere, one simply waits for the dock space and then you do your thing, water, fuel or air and then you make space for the next guy.
Actually, where we are (Las Palmas) if you tried to tell someone taking on water (free here) that they are 'using the valuable dock space to get something 'free' while others wait to spend their oh so important money
on their oh so costly fuel' then well next time you could get asked to stay in Texas
and do your shooting at home.
This may have something to do with how reality is owned. Here, some of the dock space is public, we paid for building it, we have the right to use it. I am aware in countries where everything is private, life can be a bit more difficult to live.
So it all varies from place to place. Civilisation is not spread evenly.
I never heard a bad word from anybody here nor in Martinique
. Maybe in Antigua
or Puerto Rico
it is a different story.
I did ask to hear the names of the places where we are not welcome at the fuel dock but there was no response.
So, where is it that you are not supposed to take 'just water' at the fuel dock?