Some of us may remember before there were cell phones in everyones' pocket we had to use the marine operator.
I guess this sea story falls under "funny shit the captain's wife said".
Listening to the conversations on the MRO channel was entertainment for the whole crew especially at night when you could hear for miles.
Conversation between a Captain and his wife.........
Wife-"Are you gonna make it home for Thanksgiving?"
Capt-"No, probably not."
Wife-"Are you gonna make it home for Christmas?"
Capt-"Christmas is a double pay day, Hon."
Wife-"Well, I hope you're gonna make it home for New Years because I am getting drunk and gettin some cock whether your home or not!"
Everyone in the wheelhouse was waiting for her to say her address over the air.