Mary Fisher wrote: under that subject heading!
But in my list of messages/posted subject headings it showed as
"Not getting any"!
I must admit I did a bit of a double take. When I first read it!
And I was surprised; Mary being very much a respectable lady.
But reminds me of a story about messages that were sent to and
from the once very isolated 'outports' (equivalent I guess of the
Australian 'outstations', of this Canadian province by means of a
daily radio broadcast called "The Doyle Bulletin".
Typical messages were along the lines of; "Fity bags of salt on
S.S. Kyle for (delivery to) you at Port Saunders next voyage.
Contact ships agent for details". Or; "Beth left hospital expects
return home Sunday by Hudson's motorboat. Please meet (her) at
Rushoon." etc. etc.
Today we've got telephones the internet, mobile and satellite
phones etc. etc. so the Doyle bulletin is long gone. It certainly
served a useful purpose and also on occasion averted tragedies
which were all too common in inshore fishing from remotely
One, often quoted, message, was read as follows;
"To my husband. Not getting any. Better come home."
It should have read;
"To my husband. Not getting any better. Come home."