Monday, August 24, 2015

Merchant Captain

One of the world's most famous merchant captains died, having long been admired by his crew and fellow officers. They remained puzzled, however, over a strange ritual he performed daily.

While at sea he would lock himself in his cabin and open a small safe, take out an envelope with a note inside, and read it. After locking the paper back in the safe, he would return to his duties.

For years this went on, and his crew became very curious. Was it a treasure map? Was it a letter from a long lost love? Everyone speculated about the contents of the strange envelope.

After laying the captain's body to rest, the first mate led the entire crew back to the ship and into the captain's quarters. He opened the safe, got the envelope, and read the words aloud to an astonished crew:

"Port: Left; Starboard: Right."

P.S. We all need to be reminded of things we should all ready know and remember, but just in case, I guess we all should make ourselves a note and read it each day.
From me, Patty.


Terra said...

Good one.

Linda E said...

I definitely need that note put somewhere around

Patty said...

Myself, I need a lot of notes stuck here and there to review. LOL

Winifred said...

I can never remember this. Trouble is you don't have time to go & get the paper when you need it. Something for the mobile phone maybe!