Today in my sailing class we started on larger boats where multiple people (2-4) sail one boat together… instead of the individual boats we’ve been doing so far this semester.
I was on a boat with three other women and it was really nice.
One of the women took it upon herself to explain an episode of Friends to the rest of us. I kept my mouth shut even though she botched her explanation and honestly spoke to us like none of us had ever seen Friends before.
If you know me… you know I’ve watched the entire series through several times. I know every episode, and I know the one she was talking about… here was her explanation.
"This is so funny, there’s an episode of the TV show Friends that has to do with sailing. See Rachel, who is the snobby, rich girl has a boat, and she and her friend Joey go sailing on it. But Joey’s way of sailing is having the boat tied to the dock and drinking beer and eating sandwiches. After they go out, Rachel decides that Joey’s way is the best way to sail."
Here’s my explanation:
Joey bought a sailboat, accidentally, at an auction. He hasn’t sailed it at all because he doesn’t know how. Rachel grew up learning how to sail from her father. Yes she is from a rich family, and at times she is snobby, but I kind of commend her character for starting from scratch and actually taking some major life changes on.
Rachel decides that she wants to teach Joey how to sail because she thinks he’ll enjoy his boat more if he knows how to use it properly. While on the water, Rachel acts like her father used to act on his boat. This prospect scares both herself and Joey. In the end, she doesn’t want to be like her father, and Joey doesn’t want to learn how to sail anymore, so they tie the boat to the dock and drink some beers while sitting on the boat. This is Joey’s “way” of sailing, and Rachel agrees that it is good because the water was too stressful.
Now, I didn’t cheat… I didn’t look up a synopsis of the episode, I didn’t re-watch it yesterday or today, I did this from memory too. I know this makes me sound like a snotty Friends snob, but I’m actually really proud of myself for not telling this girl off.