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Nice bit of Fun
...History re-written, a sign of the times.

Nelson: "Order the signal, Hardy."

Hardy: "Aye, aye sir."

Nelson: "Hold on, that?s not what I dictated to the signal officer. What?s the meaning of this?"

Hardy: "Sorry Sir?"

Nelson (reading aloud): "England expects every person to do his duty, regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religious sexual persuasion or disability". "What gobbledygook is this?"

Hardy: "Admiralty policy, I'm afraid, sir. We're an equal opportunities employer now. We had the devil's own job getting 'England' past the censors, lest it be considered racist."

Nelson: "Gadzooks, Hardy. Hand me my pipe and tobacco."

Hardy: "Sorry Sir. All naval vessels have been designated smoke-free working environments. "

Nelson: "In that case, break open the rum ration. Let us splice the main brace to steel the men before battle."

'Hardy: "The rum ration has been abolished, Admiral. Its part of the Government's policy on binge drinking."

Nelson: "Good heavens Hardy. I suppose we' d better get on with it. Full speed ahead then."

Hardy: "I think you'll find that there's a 4 knot speed limit in this stretch of water."

Nelson: "Damn it man! We are on the eve of the greatest sea battle in history. We must advance with all dispatch. Report from the crow's nest please?.

Hardy: ?That won?t be possible, sir.?

Nelson: ??What?

Hardy: "Health and safety have closed the crow's nest, sir. No harness. And they said that rope ladder doesn't meet regulations. They won't let anyone up there until proper scaffolding can be erected.

Nelson: ?Then get the ships carpenter, without delay?.

Hardy: "He's busy knocking up a wheelchair access to the fo?c?sle Admiral. ,
Nelson: "Wheelchair access? I've never heard anything so absurd."

Hardy: "Health and safety again, sir. We have to provide a barrier-free environment for the differently abled."

Nelson: "Differently abled? I've only one arm and one eye'" and I refuse even to hear mention of the word. I didn?t rise to the rank of admiral by playing the disability card."

Hardy: "Actually, sir, you did. The Royal Navy is under-represented in the areas of visual impairment and limb deficiency.

Nelson: ?Whatever next ? give me full sail, the salt spray beckons?

Hardy: ?A couple of problems there to, Sir. Health and Safety won?t allow the crew up the rigging without hard hats. And they don't want anyone breathing in too much salt - haven't you seen the adverts?"

Nelson: "I've never: heard such infamy. Break out the cannon and tell the men to stand by to engage the enemy.?

Hardy: "The men are a bit worried about shooting at anyone, Admiral.

Nelson: "What? This is mutiny."

Hardy: "It's not that, Sir. It's just that they're afraid of being charged with murder if they actually kill anyone. There are a couple of legal-aid lawyers on board, watching everyone like hawks,"

Nelson: "Then how are we to sink the Frenchies and the Spanish?"

Hardy: "Actually, sir, we're not."

Nelson: "We're not?"

Hardy: "No, sir. The Frenchies and the Spanish are our European partners
now. According to the Common Fisheries Policy, we shouldn't even be in this stretch of water. We could get hit with a claim for compensation."

Nelson: "But you must hate a Frenchman as you hate the devil."

Hardy: ?I wouldn't let the ship's diversity co-ordinator hear you saying that sir. You'll be up on disciplinary."

Nelson: "You must consider every man an enemy, who speaks ill of your King."

Hardy: "Not any more, sir. We must be inclusive in this multicultural age. Now put on your Kevlar vest; it's the rules. It could save your life"

Nelson: "Don't tell me - health and safety. Whatever happened to rum, sodomy
and the lash?"

Hardy: ?As I explained, Sir, rum is of the menu! And there?s a ban on corporal punishment.?
Nelson: "What about sodomy?"

Hardy; "I believe that is now legal, sir."

Nelson: "In that case... kiss me, Hardy.?

Big Grin sounds too much like modern archaeological working practices to me!

Another day another WSI?
LOL Big Grin

But it's not just modern archaeological practice; it's affecting all jobs and all areas of life. Sad

Eggbasket the Anonymous

Preternatural eventuation is an amaranthine potentiality
Sounds like one of my old site managers well the kissing bit ne way


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