During this last rotation at work we had a fair bit of time in San Diego (due to a really good bad day). I was going ashore with the Port Captain and First Assistant Engineer.
We're waiting in the rental car at the bottom of the gangway (maybe someone forgot something aboard...can't remember why we were waiting...).
Anyways, we're sitting there gabbing away when I look up and see one of my AB's walking down the gangway.
I say: What.The.Fuck.
Then the First Assistant Engineer says: What.The.Fuck.
Then the Port Captain looks at me like: Are you going to do something about this?!
Then we all look at each other and burst into laughter.
One of my strangest AB's of all times (like strange enough to rival the hole digger) was on his way down the gangway to go ashore.....wearing a rubber mask.....
I mean, just the fact that he felt he had enough room in his seabag for a rubber mask is strange....
Nautie Friends, if that's not weird I don't know what is.
Eons ago, I dubbed the phrase, 'My Life Is So Weird'. It's become a bit of a joke in my family but, now, when I have these moments where I have to double check to make sure this is real life I call them M.L.I.S.W. moments. You can read a bunch of them here.