One day a young Boot had reported to his ship soon to get underway when he shortly found out just as the ship hit the breaker that he instantly suffered from chronic sea sickness! Damned if he spent most of the first day underway in the head or hanging on the rail chumming for fish!!!
After being approached several times about the pussy patch and eating crackers, he said he preferred the fresh air… it helped some! He said crackers only helped a little but he drank lots of water to keep hydrated!! Boy was he ate up!!!
One afternoon while leaning over the side his Chief came out on deck yelling…
“Get your ass off the lifelines, they weren’t meant to be leaned on!”
While grasping tightly with a death grip he was sure the Chief only had his best interest at hand and rebutted…
"Chief, this ain't no lifeline, this here is a heaving line!"
... And with that he turned to let out another!!!