# Thought for the day...

#### R!f@@

Joined Apr 2, 2009
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Nice one..........

#### Wendy

Joined Mar 24, 2008
22,547
Still true

#### nsaspook

Joined Aug 27, 2009
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#### joeyd999

Joined Jun 6, 2011
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I've said it here before, somewhere. It bothers me that some are surprised that one would return a wallet with its contents intact. This should be the expected behavior.

#### Sinus23

Joined Sep 7, 2013
246
I've said it here before, somewhere. It bothers me that some are surprised that one would return a wallet with its contents intact. This should be the expected behavior.

#### spinnaker

Joined Oct 29, 2009
7,835
Really.

I feel rather bad when in the need of carrying unusual amounts with me. Thanks God, less and less frequent in the last five years. Basically I pay everything with my debit card which in the beginning I used just to know what was the balance of my saving account. Go figure...

I don't know if I have ever had more than $1,000 on me. and they goes back to the days before debit cards. If I went on a trip, I would use travelers checke. There are people who have lost 10s of thousands of dollars in cash and gotten it back. #### atferrari Joined Jan 6, 2004 4,425 I don't know if I have ever had more than$1,000 on me. and they goes back to the days before debit cards. If I went on a trip, I would use travelers checke.

There are people who have lost 10s of thousands of dollars in cash and gotten it back.
When I was still Captain, upon berthing at Hamburg, a security guard came on board and left on my desk a typical small bag with 63.000 USD to pay various extra jobs done by crew in the last 4 months. While I could feel safe being on board, I took special care to pay everyone immediately. In maybe 30 minutes, 2.000 USD was all I had to put in the safe.

Never before and never again I had such a huge amount of cash in front of me. Once is enough.

#### nsaspook

Joined Aug 27, 2009
8,678
When I was still Captain, upon berthing at Hamburg, a security guard came on board and left on my desk a typical small bag with 63.000 USD to pay various extra jobs done by crew in the last 4 months. While I could feel safe being on board, I took special care to pay everyone immediately. In maybe 30 minutes, 2.000 USD was all I had to put in the safe.

Never before and never again I had such a huge amount of cash in front of me. Once is enough.

Disbursing clerk with cash.

While deployed we were always paid in cash. We would put up with a lot of bad and strange behaviors but the one thing with a zero tolerance was thievery. You could steal a guys girlfriend but you never stole money from a shipmate no matter how wasted he was.

#### cmartinez

Joined Jan 17, 2007
7,410

Disbursing clerk with cash.

While deployed we were always paid in cash. We would put up with a lot of bad and strange behaviors but the one thing with a zero tolerance was thievery. You could steal a guys girlfriend but you never stole money from a shipmate no matter how wasted he was.
I take it that stealing money from the man's girlfriend was just as bad?

#### nsaspook

Joined Aug 27, 2009
8,678
I take it that stealing money from the man's girlfriend was just as bad?
Stealing in general was very bad form and could result in an unfortunate accident but 'girlfriends' were a special category.
If you were not a 'WOG' the penalty of stealing from any 'girlfriend' something that wasn't given by you (getting a ring back from that cheating .... was OK) could be severe but not permanent per the rules of King Poseidan" (Neptune) .

Wogs were not so privileged.

#### cmartinez

Joined Jan 17, 2007
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Wogs were not so privileged.
Guess not... but then again, everyone started up as a Wog, right?

#### nsaspook

Joined Aug 27, 2009
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Guess not... but then again, everyone started up as a Wog, right?
True, and they knew their place. All Wog crimes were punished in the traditional manner.

#### cmartinez

Joined Jan 17, 2007
7,410
True, and they knew their place. All Wog crimes were punished in the traditional manner.
At what point was a Wog no longer a Wog? I mean, how long did it take for one to be no longer considered a rookie?