Thursday, 22 November 2018

of Red Shirts and Yellow Pants: A Day on the Galleon

A very nervous first time crew member says to the skipper, "Do yachts like this sink very often?" The skipper replied, "Not too often. Usually it's only the once."


Once upon a time, many, many years ago, a Spanish captain was walking on his ship when one of his solders rushed up to him and exclaimed, "An enemy ship is approaching us!"

The captain replied calmly, "Go get my red shirt." The soldier ran off and got the captain's red shirt.

The enemy ship came in closer and soon heavy rounds of gun and cannon fire were exchanged. Finally, after what seemed like an eternity, the Spaniards won the battle.

The soldier approached the captain and said, "Congratulations, Sir, but I have to ask; why the red shirt?" The captain replied, "If I had gotten injured, I wouldn't have wanted my blood to be seen, as it most certainly would have caused my men to lose hope."

Just then another soldier ran up to the captain and said, "Sir, we just spotted another twenty enemy ships!" The captain calmly replied, "Go and bring me my yellow pants."

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