I think we can all identify with this gondolier in one way or another.
His name is Liam Pierce. He took the job as gondolier for "extra cash", and found (not surprisingly) that there was plenty in this job to write about.
His article is fun to read, and gives an interesting view into the life of a Central Park gondolier.
"What I learned from 40 marriage proposals"
For more, see his blog, "Central Park Gondolier".
Anyone who's ever rowed a gondola will get a kick out of some of his musings.
I think it's safe to say that anyone who spends enough time on the back of a gondola becomes some kind of expert on marriage proposals and romance.