A NICKNAME IS BORN

by Joe Morales

 

Over the years I have found that it helps not to take yourself too seriously and be able to laugh at your own goofs. With that in mind this is my sea story.

Fresh out of boot camp and starting to attend D.C. School at Governor's Island I saw something for my uniform I just had to buy. I was told these patches were to be worn on the cuffs. I promptly sewed them on, on the outside of my work jacket! I found out where they really belonged and really took a ribbing for it. In fact I earned my nickname as a result. It was a good thing that the patches were that of a shark (hence the nickname, "Sharky.") I'm glad I didn't go into my second choice, mermaids!

 

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