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Response to unhappycamper (Original post)

Wed Jan 23, 2013, 10:53 PM

7. I had previously been of the opinion that...

...the following exchange was fiction, but it seems that sometimes life imitates fiction.

(An American naval group makes radar contact with a transponder identifying it as Canadian.)

Americans: Please divert your course 15 degrees to the North to avoid a Collision.

Canadians: Recommend you divert YOUR course 15 degrees to the South to avoid a collision.

Americans: This is the Captain of a US Navy ship. I say again, divert YOUR course.

Canadians: No. I say again, recommend you divert YOUR course.

Americans: This is the aircraft carrier USS Lincoln, the second largest ship in the United States' Atlantic fleet. We are accompanied by three destroyers, three cruisers and numerous support vessels. I demand that YOU change your course 15 degrees north, that's one five degrees north, or countermeasures will be undertaken to ensure the safety of this ship.

Canadians: This is a lighthouse. It's your call.

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