I am not the Water Rat from The Wind In The Willows. You know the line : "There is nothing - absolutely nothing - half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats." It is a lovely, adorable and childlike construct, and I do appreciate it. But I am a practical man, and consequently, I appreciate balance.
I feel that "there is nothing half so much worth doing" as creating balance between buyer and seller, and therefore creating happiness and peace for all parties.
I love boats and the water : starting from sailing a wooden centerboard sloop on the Chesapeake Bay as a kid to cruising the world as an adult.
I am a believer in knowing the product intimately and completely.
After a 40 year career in the hospitality industry, still nothing pleases me more than the smile on my customer's face from me having conferred upon them more than they expected.
Whether it is a Mainship, a Feadship, or a 747 for that matter, beauty and success is in truth, details and balance.