On August 30th this video was posted, and started making the rounds among gondoliers.
Naturally, it was the topic of some lively discussions in the traghetti and among gondoliers in Venice.
But because it showed up on Facebook, and because most gondoliers outside Venice have Facebook friends in Venice,
it made the rounds in other places too.
I'd like to tell you that I managed to to get the clip posted here on the blog, but sometimes it's not that easy with videos on certain social media sites.
So until I can outsmart Facebook (which is highly unlikely),
take a look at it here.
And if you don't have a Facebook account (insert wisecrack here).
Seriously, if you don't have an account, chances are someone you know does, and would get a kick out of showing you the video.
I've talked to a few people about the clip, and what went on that day,
but I'm curious to hear your thoughts.
So share your comments below.
Chances are good that many of you have felt the urge to do what the guy did in the video.
Was it right?
Should he have done it?
Would YOU have done it?