The Ship Wreck
A retired corporate executive, now a widower, decided to
take a vacation.
He booked himself on a Caribbean cruise and proceeded to have the time
of his life.
That is until the ship sank.
He found himself on a deserted island. No supplies...nothing. Only
bananas and coconuts
as far as the eye could see.
Four months later, he was lying on the beach one day when one of the
the most gorgeous women he'd ever seen
rowed up to the shore and
Staring in disbelief he asked, "Where in the world did you come
from? How did you get here?"
"I rowed from the other side of the island where my
cruise ship sank", she replied.
"Amazing," he said. "You were really fortunate to have a row boat wash
up with you."
"Oh, this thing ?" replied the woman. "I made it out of raw
material I found on the island.
The oars were whittled from gum tree branches.
I wove the bottom from palm branches, and the sides and stern came from
a Eucalyptus tree."
"But how did you do that without tools?"
"No Problem!" said the woman.
"Ore bearing veins are exposed near a waterfall on the south
of the island.
I quarried the material and it produced
ductile iron when I fired it in my kiln.
I used iron to forge tools and used those tools to construct the boat."
The executive was stunned.
"Let's row over to my place," she said.
After a few minutes of rowing, she docked the boat at a small wharf.
As the man looked up, he nearly fell over.
Before him was a stone walk leading to an exquisite bungalow
painted tan and white.
While the woman moored rowboat with woven hemp
rope, the man stared blankly ahead.
As they walked into the house, she casually said, "Would you like a
It's not much, but I call it home. Please sit down and relax."
"No, No thank you," he blurted out, still
dazed. "I can't take another drop of coconut juice."
"It's not coconut juice," winked the woman. "I
have a still. How would you like a Pina Colada?"
Trying to hide his amazement, the executive accepted and they
sat down on her couch to talk.
After they have exchanged stories, the woman stretched and
"I'm going to slip into something more comfortable.
Would you like
to take a shower and shave? There is a razor
the bathroom cabinet."
No longer questioning anything, he went to the bathroom.
There, in the cabinet, was a razor made from a piece of tortoise shell.
"This woman is something else," he thought. "What
could possibly be next ?"
When the executive returned, the lady greeted him him wearing nothing
but vines strategically
positioned and she smelled faintly of gardenias.
She invited him to sit down next to her.
She slithered closer and flirtingly said "Tell me," We've been
out here for many months.
You've been very lonely. I've been very lonely.
Is there something you feel like doing right now, something
you've been aching for?"
She stared into his eyes.
He could not believe what he was hearing.
"You mean . . " he swallowed excitedly and tears formed in
"You built a Golf Course?"