Her: “How many fish have you caught?”
Me: “I don’t count fish.”
Her: “That’s because I’ve caught more than you, you don’t want to be embarrassed.”
Me: “I’ve risen above lowly fish counting, I have no need for that.” (Channeling my best John Gierach here)
Her: “Oh look another fish!”
It’s been hot here, water is low, and the fish are in a funk. She’s soldiered through some nasty days on the water, which impresses me. So, the next time a friend asks you to take them fishing, do it. Pass that knowledge along.