Can You Top This?

Author Unknown

 


A man, driving home from a fishing trip in northern Michigan with his boat in tow, had engine trouble a few miles inland from Lake Huron. He didn't have a cell phone or a CB radio in his car. Being a resourceful guy he remembered that he had a marine radio in the boat so he decided to use it to get help. 

Climbing into his boat, he broadcast his call letters and asked for assistance.

A Coast Guard officer responded, "Please give your location."

"I'm on Interstate-75, two miles south of Standish."

The officer paused, "Could you repeat that?"

"I-75, two miles south of Standish."

A longer pause.  Then an incredulous voice asked, "How fast were you going when you hit shore?"

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