Ship ahoy!

Through the pitch-black night, the captain sees a light dead ahead on a
collision course with his ship. He sends a signal:

"Change your course ten degrees east."

The light signals back: "Change yours, ten degrees west."

Angry, the captain sends: "I'm a navy captain! Change your course, sir!"

"I'm a seamen second class," comes the reply. "Change your course, sir."

Now the captain is furious. "I'm a battleship! I'm not changing course!"

There's one last reply. "I'm a lighthouse. Your call."

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This message was sent on 23 Apr 1996