As a result of a near mutiny, the overbearing and arrogant Captain was forced to see a Psychiatrist by order of the Commodore.
As soon as the Captain became comfortable on the couch, the Psychiatrist began the session by asking the Captain,
“Why don’t you start at the beginning?”
The Captain said,
“Okay. In the beginning I created heaven and the earth… ”
Gordon died. So Susan went to the local paper to put a notice in the obituaries.
The gentleman at the counter, after offering his condolences, asked Susan what she would like to say about Gordon.
Susan replied, “You just put, ‘Gordon died.'”
The gentleman, somewhat perplexed, said, “That’s it? Just ‘Gordon died?’
Surely, there must be something more you’d like to say about Gordon. If it’s money you’re concerned about, the first five words are free. We really should say something more.”
So Susan pondered for a few minutes and finally said, “O.K., then. You put ‘Gordon died. Sailboat for sale.'”