Someone sent me the below transcript of a military radio conversation.
Some may have seen this. Sorry. The rest might enjoy one of the few times in history that a Canadian has been able to enjoy a bit of Schadenfreude at the expense of it's bullying neighbor. I reproduce it as I received it...
The following is the transcript of an ACTUAL radio conversation released by the Chief of Naval Operations, between a US naval ship and Canadian authorities off the coast of Newfoundland in Oct. 1995. Reprinted in the Memorial University campus newspaper.
Americans: Please divert your course 15 degrees to the North to avoid a collision.
Canadians: Recommend you divert YOUR course 15 degrees to the South to avoid a collision.
Americans: This is the captain of a US Navy ship. I say again, divert YOUR course.
Canadians: No. I say again, you divert YOUR course.
Americans: THIS IS THE AIRCRAFT CARRIER US MISSOURI. WE ARE A LARGE WARSHIP OF THE US NAVY. DIVERT YOUR COURSE NOW!
Canadians: THIS IS A LIGHTHOUSE. Your call.
One has come to expect arrogance, but the stupidity (or lack of geographic awareness) is surprising. Doesn't the Navy have maps?