Risk Aversion versus Risk Minimalisation
So, being together on Bushranger, really being together, has heightened our differences in style of risk management.
I like to be prepared:
– Fenders deployed
– Boat hooks in position fore and aft, (also known as bow and stern thrusters)
– Lines secured and ready for deployment
– Galley secured
– Heads secured
– Grab bag ready
Basically, I try to think ahead for any adverse situations which may arise.
Mark’s style is different. He is:
– Methodical in maintenance
– Religious in completing checklists
– Logical in potentially adverse situations
– Insistent that he is always correct
Where I see disaster, Mark is calm and measured (really annoying on occasions when I want action NOW!)
Where I worry, Mark reasons.
For example: I steer away from logs and debris, Mark reasons logs and debris will move aside by our bow wave.
In this somewhat limited space, our foibles (ok – I have more) and idiosyncrasies (and yes, I have more of these, too) surface and are on display.
Which just goes to show, after almost 44 years of marriage, we have a great partnership, many discussions and harmonious resolutions.
And Mark still insists he is always correct!
Such is Life!