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Old 24th September 2020, 07:26
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A popular Second Engineer is an oxymoron, and an unpopular one is a right bastard.
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Old 24th September 2020, 12:25
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A popular Second Engineer is an oxymoron, and an unpopular one is a right bastard.
Never a truer word spoken

Trust me I have met more than enough of them to last me a lifetime
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Old 24th September 2020, 13:03
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All things are relative despite comparisons being odious. You must also remember that all Chiefs were at one time or another Seconds (unless used to fighting with bow and arrow) and it is very difficult to claim legitimacy once your birth certificate has been so roundly condemned as a forgery. Even Harpic was a decent chap except for his habit of locking the Chief out of fort knox and having paint blisteringly obnoxious and frequent farts.
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Old 24th September 2020, 13:25
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When I was Second, the worst 6 months of my life, no one; No One; ever got into Fort Knox. No exceptions. The Master was given a cursory peek during weekly rounds.
When I was Chief I would no more have looked into Fort Knox than I would have looked into the Seconds underwear drawer.
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Old 24th September 2020, 15:35
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So the fort-knox thing comes with the job (Harpic would even collect tools the Chief was using and lock them up) but you don't mention flatulence in that sixmonth. Is there something you are keeping from us?
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Old 24th September 2020, 16:47
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Why in the name of all that is holy was the Chief using tools.
The only tool I used was a Montblanc, a bit like Seamus Heaney.
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Old 24th September 2020, 17:57
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He needed something to attach a wire to things that weren't working ("Come, you will help me with this hydraulic pump", "But it has no wires attached to it Chief",.........,"Satisfied now? Cop hold of your end"!

I had no idea the French had done 'un homage Rushmore' to Irish men of letters. But then, thinking of Wolfe Tone, I suppose I shouldn't be surprised. Partisan French bastards.
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Old 25th September 2020, 08:52
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Partisan French bastards.
Partisan and quite ungrateful. They never really forgave the Americans for liberating them in 1944. An oul brass statue of a tart in New York harbour was all the thanks they got.
But a good white Bordeaux is still nice.
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Old 25th September 2020, 15:39
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I can recall an incident between President De Gaulle and President Eisenhower when De Gaulle insisted his intention was to remove all foreign soldiers from French soil. Eisenhower quietly asked " does that include all those buried there who fought to make France free"

I don't how true this is, if at all but it sure sounds right to me.
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Like the veteran visiting France. he was scolded for not having his passport ready. he said I didnt have to show it last time I came. No bloody Frenchmen around to show it to.
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Does that mean we're bound for frogland? I suppose we could stock up on smelly cheese and cop a look at the bust of Sheamus Heaney they have carved into a mountain (with a pen, so E-S asks us to believe).

(Don't let the Chief Plastico take on any of their beer. It is quite repellant even if not effective against Krauts).
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