Joke 557

1 Oct



Battleship HMS Swiftsure at gunnery practice o...

Battleship HMS Swiftsure at gunnery practice on the East Indies Station in the summer of 1913. (Photo credit: Konabish ~ Greg Bishop)

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 10 degree east.”

The light signals back: “Change yours, 10 degrees west.”

Angry, the captain sends: “I’m a navy captain!  Change your course, sir!”

“I’m a seaman, second class,” comes the reply.  “Change your course, sir.”

Now the captain is furious.  “I’m a battleship!  I’m not changing course!”

There is one last reply: “I’m a lighthouse.  Your call.”


18 Responses to “Joke 557”

  1. austine October 1, 2012 at 04:05 #

    LOL! I loved that joke, thank you for sharing.


  2. slpmartin October 1, 2012 at 04:17 #

    Oh…that made me chuckle aloud…thanks!


  3. katharinetrauger October 1, 2012 at 05:18 #

    Always funny! Yep!


  4. Three Well Beings October 1, 2012 at 05:39 #

    That’s a powerful story, really! Pride can sink more than ships! 🙂


  5. vivinfrance October 1, 2012 at 06:37 #

    That one’s been around a while, but it’s still very funny/


  6. idiosyncratic eye October 1, 2012 at 08:53 #

    I’ve heard that one before. Puts new light on pride goes before a sinking. 😀


  7. SidevieW October 1, 2012 at 09:00 #

    some people never seem to learn that there is always someone bigger, smarter, faster than they are


  8. sharechair October 1, 2012 at 10:56 #

    I am not among those who have heard this before. New to me! Funny!


  9. pommepal October 1, 2012 at 11:48 #

    Love it…..


  10. lanceleuven October 1, 2012 at 12:31 #

    As games of trumps go, I think the lighthouse guy won that one! 🙂


  11. kelihasablog October 1, 2012 at 15:47 #

    Love it… thanks for the laughter…


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