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Promotions and Pay

Promotions and Pay

Promotions and Pay

Having not heard from Sir Salty in a long while, I began to wonder if he was not pretending to be asleep, but pretending to be in a coma. Or maybe, I thought, his squabbles with Port and Starboard resolved he was actually content.

I found this note pinned to my socks this morning:

To the kaptin of the eastword bounde saylin tub C-burbin

U will no dowt by now hav notisd and takin stok ov my invalubul and konsidurabul kontribushins to the sucksess of the voyaj to date. Indeed, i wud say that this here trip wud hav cum to grief long ago had I not bean abored.

Most reecentlee I haf bean aukupied with trayning the kru and prepairing myself and them fur the many hardships and challunjus ahead. I have also takin it upon myself to assume the dutees of Chief Medikul Offisir, Chief Enginere, Chief Steward, Karpintur, and Saylmakur. All tho I hav no expeeriunz in any of theze feeldz, I hav resentlee lurnd of the Google and feel that trayning and expeeriunz are no longer nesessaree and might aktuallee be a hindrunz.

The wate ov theze new responibiliteez requires that I slepe all the time. This ensurz that if kalld upon, I kan spring into akshun rested amd ready fur anything mentallee sharp and kompletelee alurt. U will hav notisd how fast asleep I wuz and thusly rested and prepaired for akshun when rounding the Horn, wile at ankor in Stanlee, and during this last blow.

I think it onlee fare that in lite of my kontribushins and nu dutees that my pay be increased. I will leve this to u, but something in the ordur ov 38,583 Chinese Yuen seemz fare. That or a doubling of grog. And more fish. Definitlee more fish.

Etc, etc

Sir Salty McWorked-To-The-Bone

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3 Comments
  • BT
    Posted at 10:41h, 02 July Reply

    Bert, you are amazing! Following you progress and posts with great admiration for you courage and wishing / willing you success. You are on the downhill run now. All the best from an Aussie follower BT ( 2 degrees of separation from your Uncle Joe).

  • Sandi Lyon
    Posted at 03:20h, 06 July Reply

    That looks about right. When it’s hot out in the ocean, its foggy and wet on the Wet Coast. That means you’re on the right track, heading the right direction. Finally. Woohoo.

  • Anita Kuntz
    Posted at 00:10h, 08 July Reply

    Following you journey and am truly amazed.

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