For the first day of spring, here is one of those stories.
It has been told many times, many ways. I have to say that it should be considered well loved.
So have a visit with someone who is getting put soundly in his place.
A full scale naval confrontation is just avoided off the Kerry coast.
Irish: Please divert your course 15 degrees to the South, to avoid a collision.
British: Recommend you divert your course 15 degrees to the North, to avoid a collision.
Irish: Negative. You will have to divert your course 15 degrees to the South to avoid a collision.
British: This is the captain of a British navy ship. I say again, divert your course.
Irish: Negative. I say again, You will have to divert your course
British: This is the aircraft carrier HMS Invincible. The second largest ship in the British atlantic fleet. We are accompanied by three destroyers, two missile cruisers, and numerous support vessels. I demand that you change your course, 15 degrees north, I say again, that is 15 degrees north, or counter-measures will be undertaken to ensure the safety of this ship.
Irish: We are a lighthouse. Your call.
Yank: By the way, this is merely a good story and not a true one. Enjoy the humo(u)r!