Life at sea

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Life at sea

Postby Chernobyl » Wed Oct 25, 2006 1:57 am

found this the other day, really funny, some too true to be funny... :D

1.Sleep on the shelf in your closet.

2.Replace the closet door with a curtain.

3.Six hours after you go to sleep, have your wife whip open the curtain,
shine a flashlight in your eyes, and mumble "Sorry, wrong rack."

4.Renovate your bathroom. Build a wall across the middle of your bathtub
and move the shower head down to chest level.

5.When you take showers, make sure you shut off the water while soaping.

6.Every time there is a thunderstorm, go sit in a wobbly rocking chair and
rock as hard as you can until you're nauseous.

7.Put lube oil in your humidifier instead of water and set it to "High."
(for that shipboard smell)

8.Don't watch TV except movies in the middle of the night. Have your family
vote on which movie to watch, then show a different one.

9.(Mandatory for ex-engineering types) Leave lawnmower running in your
living room 24 hours a day for proper noise level.

10.Have the paper boy give you a haircut.

11.Once a week blow compressed air up through your chimney making sure the
wind carries the soot across and on to your neighbor's house. Laugh at him
when he curses you.

12.Buy a trash compactor and only use it once a week. Store up garbage in
the other side of your bathtub.

13.Wake up every night at midnight and have a peanut butter and jelly
sandwich on stale bread, if anything. (Optional: Canned ravioli or cold
soup)

14.Make up your family menu a week ahead of time without looking in your
food cabinets or refrigerator.

15.Set your alarm clock to go off at random times during the night. When it
goes off, jump out of bed and get dressed as fast as you can, then run out
into your yard and break out the garden hose.

16.Once a month take every major appliance completely apart and then put
them back together.

17.Use 18 scoops of coffee per pot and allow it to sit for 5 or 6 hours
before drinking (note: a Department of Defense, not Naval, specialty RM.)

18.Invite at least 85 people you don't really like to come and visit for a
couple of months.

19.Have a fluorescent lamp installed on the bottom of your coffee table and
lie under it to read books.

20.Raise the thresholds and lower the top sills on your front and back
doors to that you either trip of the threshold or hit your head on the sill
every time you pass though one of them.

21.Lockwire the lug nuts on your car.

22.When making cakes, prop up one side of the pan while it is baking. Then
spread icing really thick on one side to level off the top.

23.Every so often, throw your cat into the swimming pool, shout "Man
Overboard, ship recovery!" , run into the kitchen and sweep all the
pots/pans/dishes off the counter onto the floor, then yell at your wife for
not having the place "stowed for sea."

24.Put on the headphone from your stereo (don't plug them in). Go and stand
in front of your stove. Say (to nobody in particular) "Stove manned and
ready." Stand there for 3 or 4 hours. Say (once again to nobody in
particular) "Stove secured." Roll up the headphone cord and put them away.
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Postby Sgt. Brassones » Wed Oct 25, 2006 2:18 am

LOL! Holy crap I'm glad I never joined the navy.
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Postby DM » Wed Oct 25, 2006 9:01 pm

LOL Somewhere on my work PC I have the full version of this (over 100entries, IIRC). They all seemed pretty regular compared with my (admittedly limited) time at sea on Her Majesty's gleaming war canoes!

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