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Bosses in Ancient Times

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Aug 9 in Fun & Humor ☻ by Marianne (16,681 points)
edited Aug 9 by Marianne
On a Roman warship long ago, a galley boss stood at the helm one morning and shouted to the assembled rowers, “Today I have good news! All of you are getting extra food tonight!”

The rowers erupted into cheers almost immediately.

All except for one very old man seated in the back, who began moaning in horror. “Oh God, no, not again,” he said.

Puzzled, a newer rower next to him asked, “What are you upset about? We’re getting extra food!”

“Because,” the old man responds. “This only happens when the Captain’s nephew wants to water ski.”



(N.B.: At the waterski picture session, no Roman galley could be sighted, but a few Vikings proposed to help.)

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TheOtherTink Aug 9

They didn't show "water-ski speed" in the movie.  :D

Lol, T(h)ink, you are right, the Old Roman warships were not conceived for "water-ski speeds" ...

Well I didn't remember well about the "different speeds" cited in "Ben Hur", but if I heard well, they had also "battle speed", "attack speed", and "ramming speed". Anyway, there was much creative "embroidering" and "colouring" around historical dramas, myths, societies, people, strategies and other tales.

There were various types of warships in the "classic times":


And - much later in history:



Lol - T(h)ink, a good one!


Rooster Aug 9

Good one! :D :D :D

Marianne Rooster Aug 10

Lol - thank you, Rooster, for appreciating. :angel::D:D:D.

Virginia Aug 10

Oh yes Marianne, it is funny!

Marianne Virginia Aug 10

Lol, thank you, Virginia - :angel::D:D:D

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