When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do? -- John Maynard Keynes

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Recommend you divert your course

What follows is the transcript of an actual radio conversation monitored by a lifeboat squadron off the coast of British Columbia in October 1995:

Naval voice: “Please divert your course 15 degrees to the North to avoid a collision.”

Civilian voice: “Recommend you divert your course 15 degrees South to avoid a collision.”

Naval voice: “This is the Captain of a U.S. Navy ship. I say again, divert your course.”

Civilian voice: “No. I say again, divert your course.”

Naval voice: “This is the aircraft carrier Enterprise. We are a large warship of the U.S. Navy. Divert your course now!”

Civilian voice: “This is a lighthouse. Your call.”

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