No clothes required…

well at least some girl thought they weren’t….

It happened a couple months ago. I was at my usual cabin at the rig when this girl entered. She was nice, greeted me and introduced herself … she was going to stay with me for twelve days. So far everything seemed normal. And after some small talk while she was unpacking her bag, I had to go back to my duties, but we agreed on having lunch together.

A promissing start, and a girl who sounded very funny…. everything looked fine… Until I went back to the room… and guess what? The girl was fully naked…. yep.. NAKED… like we came down to this world.

I got swept out of my feet… absolutely no idea what the hell was going on… So, I decided to play it cool and pretend nothing strange was going on.. imagining that she was going to put on some clothes. Well… she didn’t. She just kept walking around organizing her stuff, watching tv, chatting with me…while fully naked…

Yep… I had a nudist at my cabin…. Don’t get me wrong, I have nothing against anybody… but you must agree that is quite uncomfortable to be locked up in the middle of the ocean and sharing a room with a person wh is always without clothes…. very disturbing.

After the initial shock, she kind of grown on me. She told me about how she lives in this naturalist community by the beach, and how she thinks unsettling that so many woman are so unhappy with themselves and would do anything to change their bodies, and that for many men any piece of skin at sight is an invitation and permission for whatever sick stuff going on in their minds. I must say, the girl had some mad point of views and I totally agreed with her…. but still, sometimes I got lost in teh conversation by remembering she was bare skin….

Imagine waking up at 5 A.M. after a shitty night that you woke up three times due to false fire alarms, and another handful of times with all the usual rig noises… And as your alarm is still screaming you get out of the bunker bed, turn on the light, and the first thing you see is a naked woman getting down from the top bed… NOT NICE.

And to make it worse she had this ridiculous amazing perfect looking body… Not hard to understand the why since she lived by the beach, she surfs, runs everyday, is a vegetarian… and only eats organic food…. What about me? I was proud of having tried every single dessert at the cheesecake factory menu… And looking at her I sure as hell regretted my eating habits….

I thought after a couple days I would be used with having a naked girl sitting by my side while I was watching tv… but no… no… no… no… Twelve days passed by and every single moment was quite awkward to be sitting there with someone out of clothes telling me some crazy one night stand stories (I will get into it at another post)….

As disturbing as it was, I gotta say it was definitely an new experience and she sure will be on my rig memories forever…

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A Tale of Two Rigs

So, a few months ago I shared a cabin with this girl. Very nice, gentle, down to earth…. after two days she made me feel like I had known her since forever… that kind of person that just passes by your life, but it looks like she has always been there. We were supposed to share the cabin for 10 days, and then she would disembark, and go to another rig.

Well, for the ones reading it that have never worked offshore, I will give a brief simplified explanation on how the cabin system works… There are two types of crew: Fixed and rotating… Quite self explanatory. And since there are less than a handful of fixed woman onboard, every now and then we end up sharing the cabins with the ones who work “rotating”. It means that they embark each time at a different rig…

This girl was one of those rotating crew… but she was so nice that from the first day I was wishing she would at least stay for the same time as me. So far it was the perfect marriage… One day we started talking about relationships… See, she was single two, but with a difference, I live by the good old rule of: ” Don’t shit where you eat“. But she doesn’t…. well, at least she didn’t.

And as we talked she started talking about some of her offshore hook ups, quite some fun stories… and revealed me in secrecy that there were a guy onboard that she had met at another rig a couple months ago, and was a true pain in her ass…. As soon as he knew she was dating someone on the rig he got all over her, but she just ignored him, because first of all: he is completely disgusting, second he is married, third and most important: she just didn’t want him, and last but not least… She was dating someone from the rig.

Well, this was months ago and she had never given a second thought to the creepy guy, until she met again on her first day here, and he gave her a very disturbing look and made a disgusting comment.. something like “hope this will be my turn”.

A couple days after she arrived, I noticed lot of the guys were trying to get into her pants… especially married ones… some pushing in a quite intense manner as if she was some type of prostitute or something… so, easy to guess what happened right??

The guy that she had “ignored” some hitches back just went on and talk all that bs about how much of a slut she was and how she was always sleeping onboard with anybody who would want it… and of course gossip spread on and five minutes later there were 20 guys who new someone who had slept with her and had some tale to tell about the poor girl…

So see now, she wasn’t looking for anybody at the rig, just not on the mood for a affair… Nobody there had never had anything to do with her, and only a single asswhole had crossed her path… But after she politely declined all of then, and moved on with her job, and disembarked… She was still spoke as nasty, rude, unpolite, unfriendly… and as you can imagine all types of whore shaming adjectives on the book. And the worst insult of all ( according with the guys): PRUDE … because apparently in this rig she was just acting prude…

So, nobody knew her, she act just like any woman acts on a workplace, and nobody even knew what was true about the stories from the other rig (by the way everything they told were lies)… but she was judged and convicted anyway….

I ask you guys out there: Have you ever had a workplace affair? how it turned out ? was it worth it?