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the boat is leaving, get in the boat

Scan 176b


 

“You are one of those who never get there.”

 

translation of nedotyopa as used in The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov


 

excuses for missing the boat:

1. was making out with someone who didn’t love me
2. was helping a friend pack his trunk
3. was drunk in the captain’s quarters
4. didn’t trust sailors
5. was too immature to fear drowning
6. didn’t like the other people in the boat
7. had childhood baggage that made travel difficult
8. therapist sucked
9. wasn’t dressed for a voyage
10. was waiting for a better boat

 
 
 

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