Sounds like they were willing to learn, kudos for the guy who offered to help them! I can't imagine learning to waterfowl hunt on my own without anybody showing me the ropes.
Exactly. Thankfully, I had about 5 years to learn the ropes from my grandpa when I was 8-13 before he got real sick. I then hunted trial and error until I got the hang of it around 17. He passed away last January and one of the last conversations I can remember with him was getting advice on a hole he hunted for years and what to do. I still shut my mouth and open my ears when someone with experience starts talking. You can never learn it all.