Friday, May 22, 2009

Half Empty? Half Full....Hmm 2/3's work

So today I was out on the boat all day doing escort and then harbor security for a vessel that pulled into port at work. It is getting towards the end of our shift and we get a call from our dispatch.

Dispatch: "108" (Our call sign) "White Beach" (Their call sign)
Me: Go
Dispatch: What is your fuel status?
Me: Standby

At this point my partner goes to check our fuel...Then asks me what is halfway between 3/4 and 1/2...We both decide that it is 2/3 and snicker because we know that when we call dispatch they won't figure this one out.

Me: "White Beach" "108"
Dispatch: Send it
Me: Be advised both tanks read 2/3's full

*Long Pause* *Wait* *Wait* *Wait*

My partner and I both sit there and laugh because we know dispatch is trying to figure this out...

Me: "White Beach" "108" Did you copy my last?
Dispatch: Is that above or below 3/4's

My Partner and I laugh even harder

Me (Straight Face): "White Beach" "108"
Dispatch: Send it.
Me: Be advised 2/3's is halfway between 3/4 and 1/2

*Background laughter* HSB (1) Dispatch (0)

Dispatch: "108" "White Beach"
Me: Go
Dispatch: Return to boat basin for refuel

Me (Off Radio): Damn it
Partner: I figured they were going to make us refuel

Dispatch (10 for the win) because they are in a nice Air Conditioned Office HSB (Pwn'd) because we spent the rest of our shift in the boat basin fueling our boat by hand using 5 gallon gas cans because the pump on the boat truck is broke...GAY!!!!!

2 comments:

Lori W. said...

"Partner and I are laugh even harder"

Epic grammarwin.

Hahahaha funny about the tanks though. ;)

C said...

Maybe you shouldn't try to fuck the other sections...but Alpha and Bravo still do that now...maybe you should question your character..and cleanliness catboy...you have no respect