Description: Lights and Liberty
In the Nautical Rules of the Road class at Massachusetts Maritime Academy,
the instructor would quiz us with such questions as, "When entering harbor
at night you see three vertical lights - red, white, red. What is it?"
Correct answers guaranteed weekend liberty.
One of the class asked the instructor the question, "When entering harbor at
night you see four vertical lights - red, white, red, red. What is it?"
There being no such configuration in the Rules, the instructor responded
that he didn't know.
"It's a whorehouse with a virgin on the third floor."
This cost my classmate a weekend liberty restriction.