A pretty, young, woman from Vancouver was so depressed that
she decided to end her life by throwing herself into the ocean.
She went down to the docks and was about to leap into the frigid water
when a handsome young seaman saw her teetering on the edge of the
He took pity on her and said, "Look, you have so much to live for. I'm
off to Hawaii in the morning. 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 round her waist and added, "I'll keep
you happy, and you'll keep me happy."
The young woman nodded. What did she have to lose? Perhaps a fresh
start in Hawaii would give her life new meaning.
That night, the sailor brought her aboard and hid her in the bowels of the
From then on, he brought her three sandwiches and a piece of fruit every
night, and they made passionate love until dawn.
Two weeks later, the young woman was discovered by the Captain during
a routine inspection.
"What are you doing here?" he asked.
"I have an arrangement with one of the seamen," she explained. "I get
food and a trip to Hawaii and in return he's screwing me."
"He certainly is," said the Captain. "This is the Nanaimo ferry."