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Old 08-28-2011, 10:24 PM
Alan Bates Alan Bates is offline
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Chet Foster, engineer on the Belle of Louisville was accosted by a couple of men one of whom asked him where the stem was. Dead-faced, Chet replied, "Buddy I don't know; I just come to her last week."

We used to torture smart-alecky navy veterans. They would ask, "Where's the head?" The answer was always, "Go forward and dowstairs." On arrival there the deckhand guarding the forward doorway would point forward and say, "There she is, sir." After a little more discussion the passenger would be told, "Oh, you mean the TARlet. Go upstairs and you'll find it on the left side of the boat at the back corner."
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