Either way, youʼre screwed
Wednesday, March 8th, 2023 Alive 18,943 days
On a boat, off the coast of the Cayman Islands, there is a sign reading “Maximum passenger: 250.” Next to it is another sign reading “72 adultʼs life jackets.” I can go three ways with this:
- Since “Adultʼs” is possessive, who are the 72 people who reserved a life jacket in advance?
- In the event of an emergency, the shipping company is OK with losing 178 passengers to sharks.
- Since there are no life jackets for children, in the event of an emergency, it appears weʼre supposed to use them to distract the sharks.