One of the deck hands noticed a ship on the horizon. He looked through his scope. “Captain!” he squawked, “enemy ship on the horizon!”
Immediately the captain readied the crew. He then told his right-hand man: “Bring me my red shirt!”
The battle unfolded and they were victorious.
The captain’s right-hand man came to ask him, “why did you tell me to get your red shirt?”
The captain explained that if he were to be injured in combat, the crew would not notice his blood with a red shirt on, and they would continue to fight until the end.
“Wow, that’s awesome!” exclaimed the young sailor, “you are a great leader!”
That’s when the deck hand in the crow’s nest yelled “CAPTAIN!!! TEN ENEMY SHIPS ON THE HORIZON!!!”
The captain’s face went pale. Again he told his right-hand man: “Bring me my brown pants!”