"A retired corporate executive decided to take a vacation. He booked
himself on a Caribbean cruise and proceeded to have the time of his life
until the boat sank. He found himself on an island with no other people, no
supplies, nothing, only bananas and coconuts.
After about four months, he is lying on the beach one day when the most
gorgeous woman he has ever seen rows up to the shore. In disbelief, he
asks her, "Where did you come from? How did you get here?"
She replies, "I rowed from the other side of the island. I landed here
when my cruise ship sank."
"Amazing," he says. "You were really lucky to have a row boat wash up
"Oh, this?" replies the woman. "I made the boat 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, where did you get the tools?"
"Oh, that was no problem," replied the woman. "On the south side of the
island, a very unusual stratum of alluvial rock is exposed I found if I
fired it to a certain temperature in my kiln, it melted into forgeable,
ductile iron. I used that for tools and used the tools to make the
The guy is stunned.
"Let's row over to my place," she says. After a few minutes of rowing,
she docks the boat at a small wharf. As the man looks to shore, he nearly
falls out off the boat. Before him is a stone walk leading to an exquisite
bungalow painted in blue and white. While the woman ties up the rowboat
with an expertly woven hemp rope, the man can only stare ahead, dumb
As they walk into the house, she says casually, "It's not much, but I call
it home. Sit down, please. Would you like a drink?"
"No. No thank you," he says, still dazed. "Can't take any more coconut
"It's not coconut juice," the woman replies. "I have a still. How about
a Pina Colada?"
Trying to hide his continued amazement, the man accepts, and they sit
down on her couch to talk. After they have exchanged their stories, the
woman announces, "I'm going to slip into something more comfortable.
Would you like to take a shower and shave? There is a razor upstairs in
the bathroom cabinet."
No longer questioning anything, the man goes into the bathroom.
There,in the cabinet, is a razor made from a bone handle. Two shells
honed to a hollow ground edge are fastened on to its end inside a swivel
"This woman is amazing," he muses. "What next?"
When he returns, she greets him wearing nothing but vines, strategically
positioned, and smelling faintly of gardenias. She beckons for him to
sit down next to her.
"Tell me," she begins suggestively, slithering closer to him, "We've
been out here for a really long time. You've been lonely. There's something
I'm sure you really feel like doing right now, something for all these
She stares into his eyes.
He can't believe what he's hearing. "You mean......" he swallows excitedly
and tears start to form in his eyes "..... I can check my e-mail from here?" 10 Bears , 04 May 2006