Agree with both sides to some extent.
We were happy to help out and it did give us a good feeling .
At the same time it wrecked our plans as we were late getting out that day and had promised the boys to go 'beachcomb".
So it took up a big chunk of our time and then to get just a "thanks" and the guys turned away : seemed a little of a brush off!
They were boaters and should have known the trouble we saved them.
If it were me, I would have gone out of my way to show how much it was appreciated.
And no, I wasn't doing it to make a profit out of it. But the guys could see my boys looking bored and disappointed (as we had to tow slowly) so to say "here, get an ice cream for them" would have been a nice gesture on their part.
(But then again , I think their mind was more on getting their engine started!)
So will look out for just the Bill Gates's in the future!!! (just kidding )
But I knew I shouldn't have bought an all orange boat!
They all seem to think I'm the Coastguard