A Boater complaining about color? I can see road-bikers, but a boater?
if you only knew... if you ever get a chance, ask a kayak salesperson about their experience with selling kayaks. i heard about it cuz i have a friend who worked in a kayak shop for years. you would not believe how many boaters worry more about colors rather than just getting a different color so they could paddle a new boat right away.
it's obviously very difficult for small kayak shops to keep all colors in stock, and my buddy used to tell me stories about how some boaters would wait months for a certain color, rather than just get a different in-stock color.
salesperson says: "sir, you will have to wait 5 weeks to get the blue color. but if you got this red color today you could go paddling TODAY and enjoy this rad new boat, TODAY."
customer replies: "i really want the blue, and i would get it elsewhere if other shops had them. so, i don't want the in-stock red. i want the blue! and i'm pissed that you don't have this color in stock now. and because of this inconvenience you should also give me a free blue pfd to match my blue boat."
salesperson says: "sorry, sir. the blue is popular and the factory is currently back-ordered. so we'll do our best to get this blue for you so you can kayak in 5 weeks from now. and, unfortunately, i can't give you a free blue pfd. BUT, i can give you a $100 in store credit today if you buy this red color.... no, you say. okay we will order that blue for you."
the stories i have heard are pathetic... pansy ass dudes, if you ask me. just one more example of the pussification of america.
and guess which customers care less about colors? women! it's true... you heard it here first.
the pussification of america is in full swing... and it's a shame that a unique, bad-ass sport is being plagued by a bunch of lame-ass-over-privileged-dudes who are worried about how they will look on the water.
"yo! don't forget to make sure your pfd and helmet match your boat too! and, btw, your smiley's noseplugs don't match. you might wanna check out those tweaker spring loaded ones cuz white is pretty neutral."
thank god for the kayakers who just want to kayak NOW and will sport whatever colors it takes to get on the river - asap!