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Thread #99515   Message #1985012
Posted By: Charley Noble
03-Mar-07 - 12:08 PM
Thread Name: Origins: How to escape from pirates
Subject: RE: Origins: How to escape from pirates
At the risk of hi-jacking this thread (but that's what a pirate would do) I'm posting this help wanted ad from a luxury getaway resort on the coast of Maine:

WANTED PIRATE

Part-time position during summer season for a personable buccaneer; said swashbuckler would lead several seafaring voyages each week to Harbor Island, taking crowds of kids on searches for buried treasure. For more information contact Leslie Hunter, marketing manager, Sebasco Harbor Resort, Phippsburg, Maine (www.sebasco.com).

In the follow-up story in today's Portland Press Herald it was also mentioned that "drinking rum all day" would not be tolerated by the management. When interviewed a spokesman from the Maine department of Labor acknowledged that they had very little reliable data on pirate wages and benefits.

Arrrgggh,
Charley Noble