A young woman in New York was depressed and wanted to end her life by throwing herself into the ocean. She was about to leap into the frigid water when a handsome young sailor saw her and said,
“Look, you have so much 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 around her shoulder and winked,
“I’ll keep you happy, if you’ll keep me happy.”
The girl nodded yes. After all, what did she have to lose? Perhaps a fresh start in Europe would give her life new meaning. That night, the sailor brought her aboard and hid her in a lifeboat. The next day, the ships started to sway and she knew she was finally out of there. Every night the sailor brought her three sandwiches and a piece of fruit, and they made passionate love until dawn.
This went on for weeks when one day during a routine inspection, she was discovered by the captain.
“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 certainly is,” the captain said. “This is the Staten Island Ferry.”