Re: Merchant Mariner Clubs?
We're talking about merchant mariners here not the bloody Royal Kings Point Navy! There are no Merchant Marine "Officers Clubs" to hang around in uniform singing "Heave Ho Me Lads" all around a piano with gin and tonics if that's what you want. A real bona fide merchant marine officer is a seaman first and an officer second and when ashore he'll go to the same dives as the crew and all pound them together. It's called "team building" with your shipmates and it not only works but you get to have a fine time hoisting some cold brews in the process. Try it sometime, you'll learn a valuable life lesson (or maybe two even)!
Originally Posted by PaddyWest2012
Goddammit...I hope you're not one of those reggi-mental KP wannabe types who's all into the spiffy uniforms and marching and swords and everything and wants to be effing Richard Gere in "Officer and a Gentleman"
Only pretty boys would wear dress whites riding! Look at the effing effeminate hands on him. Just pathetic although a Triumph Bonneville is a VERY COOL BIKE!
Get it in your head right now...the merchant marine IS NOT THE NAVY! Officers in the merchant marine do actual work, get dirty and want to drink when ever possible just like all other working stiffs out there. Son...just go to the bar, learn to get hammered, crawl back to the ship* and be a seaman for Christ's sake! Your crews will respect you for it!
*I passed out in a drainage culvert once near the docks in Kahului, Maui and was awaken after it started to rain...I damned near drowned!
Last edited by c.captain; June 4th, 2012 at 02:12 AM.
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