Fiddlers Green

Downloadable Fun!
It is currently Sat Aug 15, 2020 7:06 am

All times are UTC - 7 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 2 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Out of the fog
PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2004 1:58 pm 
Offline
FG 90# stock

Joined: Sun Sep 19, 2004 11:31 am
Posts: 38
Location: Tonawanda,NY
I read one some time ago that hit my fuddy bone.

A patrol boat guarding the harbor in a South Pacific Island during a very dense fog saw the out line of a ship. They signaled the ship with their light, "IDENTIFY YOUR SELF OR WE WILL BLOW YOU OUT OF THE WATER!"
After a couple of minutes a message was returned, "THIS IS THE USS MOUSORI YOU MAY FIRE WHEN READY!"

The patrol boat turned off their lights and snuck away.

_________________
Any Day you learn something new, is a day that is not wasted!!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri Dec 29, 2006 9:17 am 
Offline
Site Admin

Joined: Tue Sep 14, 2004 5:01 pm
Posts: 779
Location: Phoenix
This is related, so I'll put it here.

An old story I was told as a kid:

A battleship was cruising at sea when one of the lookouts spotted a light dead ahead and closing fast. He reported it to the commander on watch, who decided to hail the vessel to warn it off.

"This is the USS (insert name here) to the vessel dead ahead, I recommend you steer to port to avoid collision." " I recommend YOU steer to port to avoid collision" came the reply.

"I am a commander in the US Navy and I recommend you steer to port," said our hero. "I am a lieutenant in the U.S. Coast Guard, and I recommend YOU steer to port," came the reply.

"This is a Missouri class battleship, and I will have you blown out of the water if you do not steer to port immediately," said the commander. "This is a lighthouse," came the reply.

The battleship turned.

_________________
Image
We have enough youth. How about a "Fountain of Smart".


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 2 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 7 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group