Instant Laughter !!!
One night after leaving Rota Spain, as the trip was winding down, EM2 Train (John) and EM3 Train (Glenn) were up watching the fresh movies we got from the tender in Rota.  As most of you will remember each night just before the midnight watch would start, the galley would serve some sort of meal, something light for the portion of the crew that had the midnight watch.  While John and I were in Rota we bought some Maxwell house instant coffee.  As Mid Rats approached and the movie we were watching was ending we decided to stop up and have some coffee.  There was none to be found.  Ah, instant coffee now looks really good.  So, John and I put some instant coffee into a white Styrofoam cup and covered it with sugar.  No intentions of fooling anyone, but... John went up first and put hot water into the cup.  Having everything in there already, just made the hot instantly brewed coffee.  The smell of fresh coffee filled the air.  A boatswain mate was sitting at a table after having looked for coffee and found none (there wasn't any coffee made).  He asked my brother, "Where'd ya get that?" John replied ,"Over there."  Gesturing towards the coffee urns. Boats got up and headed over to the urns where he found one coffee spigot dry the middle was hot water and the right side was dry.  Disappointed he sat back down surmising somehow John had gotten the last cup.  As I passed him in the mess decks, he said no more coffee tonight, cook must be sick.  I just kept going, since I had the stuff to make coffee already in the cup.  As I walked away from the coffee machine with a full cup of coffee and passed the boats he exclaimed, "Where'd ya get that coffee?" I said, "Over there," pointing at the coffee urns.  We could hardly contain ourselves as he again got up and we watched as he tried all three again only to find hot water.  The look on the boats face was priceless.  After roiling with laughter at his expense we got him a fresh hot cup of instant laughter.
*submitted by: Glenn Train EM2


Instant Laughter !!!
One night after leaving Rota Spain, as the trip was winding down, EM2 Train (John) and EM3 Train (Glenn) were up watching the fresh movies we got from the tender in Rota.  As most of you will remember each night just before the midnight watch would start, the galley would serve some sort of meal, something light for the portion of the crew that had the midnight watch.  While John and I were in Rota we bought some Maxwell house instant coffee.  As Mid Rats approached and the movie we were watching was ending we decided to stop up and have some coffee.  There was none to be found.  Ah, instant coffee now looks really good.  So, John and I put some instant coffee into a white Styrofoam cup and covered it with sugar.  No intentions of fooling anyone, but... John went up first and put hot water into the cup.  Having everything in there already, just made the hot instantly brewed coffee.  The smell of fresh coffee filled the air.  A boatswain mate was sitting at a table after having looked for coffee and found none (there wasn't any coffee made).  He asked my brother, "Where'd ya get that?" John replied ,"Over there."  Gesturing towards the coffee urns. Boats got up and headed over to the urns where he found one coffee spigot dry the middle was hot water and the right side was dry.  Disappointed he sat back down surmising somehow John had gotten the last cup.  As I passed him in the mess decks, he said no more coffee tonight, cook must be sick.  I just kept going, since I had the stuff to make coffee already in the cup.  As I walked away from the coffee machine with a full cup of coffee and passed the boats he exclaimed, "Where'd ya get that coffee?" I said, "Over there," pointing at the coffee urns.  We could hardly contain ourselves as he again got up and we watched as he tried all three again only to find hot water.  The look on the boats face was priceless.  After roiling with laughter at his expense we got him a fresh hot cup of instant laughter.
*submitted by: Glenn Train EM2