A young woman was so depressed that she decided to end her life by
throwing herself into the ocean. She went down to the docks and was about
to leap into the frigid water when a handsome young sailor saw her
tottering on the edge of the pier crying.
He took pity on her and said, "Look, you've got a lot to live for. I'm off
to Europe in the morning, and if you like, I can stow you away on my ship.
I'll take good care of you and bring you food every day." Moving closer
he slipped his arm round her shoulder and added, "I'll keep you happy, and
you'll keep me happy."
The girl nodded yes. After all, what did she have to lose?
That night, the sailor brought her aboard and hid her in a lifeboat.
From then on every night he brought her three sandwiches and a piece of
fruit, and they made passionate love until dawn.
Three weeks later, during a routine inspection, she was discovered by the
"What are you doing here?" the Captain asked.
"I have an arrangement with one of the sailors," she explained. "I get
food and a trip to Europe, and he's screwing me."
"He sure is, lady," the Captain said. "This is the Staten Island Ferry."
Submitted by reader S.N.