[Jokes] FW: [TTFF] Why boats are really referred to as “she”
McKenna, Chris (RDSSW)
chris.mckenna at defra.gsi.gov.uk
Tue Aug 19 10:48:59 BST 2003
>>Joe and John were identical twins. Joe owned an old dilapidated
>>boat and kept pretty much to himself. One day he rented out his
>>boat to a group of out-of-staters who ended up sinking it. He
>>spent all day trying to salvage as much stuff as he could from
>>the sunken vessel and was out of touch all that day and most of
>>the evening. Unbeknownst to him, his brother John’s wife had died
>>suddenly in his absence.
>>When he got back on shore he went into town to pick up a few
>>things at the grocery. A kind old woman there mistook him for
>>John and said, "I’m so sorry for your loss. You must feel
>>Joe, thinking she was talking about his boat said, "Hell no!
>>Fact is I’m sort of glad to be rid of her. She was a rotten old
>>thing from the beginning. Her bottom was all shriveled up and she
>>smelled like old dead fish. She was always holding water. She had
>>a bad crack in the back and a pretty big hole in the front too.
>>Every time I used her, her hole got bigger and she leaked like
>>I guess what finally finished her off was when I rented her to
>>those four guys looking for a good time. I warned them that she
>>wasn’t very good and that she smelled bad. But they wanted her
>>anyway. The damn fools tried to get in her all at one time and
>>she split right up the middle."
>>The old woman fainted.
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