Posted by Samantha on 8/10/2002:
A U.S. Navy cruiser pulled into port in Mississippi for a week's
liberty. The first evening, the Captain was more than a little surprised to receive the following letter from the wife of a wealthy plantation owner:
"Dear Captain, Thursday will be my daughter Melinda's, coming
of age party. I would like you to send four well mannered, handsome, unmarried officers.
They should arrive at 8 p.m. prepared for an evening of polite
Sure enough, at 8 p.m. on Thursday, the lady heard a rap at the door. She opened the door to find, in dress uniform, four exquisitely mannered, smiling black officers. Her jaw hit the floor, but pulling herself together she stammered, "There must be some mistake!"
"On no, madam," said the first officer, "Captain Martinez doesn't make mistakes."