Beach Day by Rodger Bliss
May 2024

Missing Booty


Missing Booty
A Japanese ship was sailing in the Pacific Ocean. The Japanese captain of the ship put his diamond chain and Rolex watch on a shelf, went to get a shower and returned ten minutes later. Now listen carefully, as I will only tell it once: When he returned, both the chain and the watch were missing!! He called the crew of his ship together. There were four of them. A British guy was the cook of the ship. The captain asked him: “Where were you the last ten minutes?” And the cook answered “I was in the cold storage room to select the meat for lunch”. A Sri Lankan was the house keeping guy. The captain repeated his question to him, and learned that the Sri Lankan was at the top of the ship correcting the flag which had been put upside down. An Indian guy was the engineer maintaining the ship. Same question, and the Indian told that the he was in the generator room checking the generator. A French guy also served on the house keeping crew. Same question, and the French told that he was sleeping after the night shift. Within ten seconds the smart captain caught the thief.

Who was the thief? How did the captain find him?

Thank you KaLeon for your submission!

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9 guesses to Missing Booty

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  • Max

    The British guy? Because he wouldn’t have known it was lunch time without the watch?

    None of the others would have necessarily been so time specific…

  • Crabman

    I only read half of it. The Japanese flag… upside down? A red circle on a white background can’t really be upside down. The Sri Lankin did it.

  • KDJstyle

    What’s up with all the fish pictures, and why don’t you give hints anymore . Oh and your welcome

  • Fulgour

    The French guy did it.
    Since when is lunch served after the night shift?

  • Matthew

    The French guy. If he was just going to sleep, who wakes up after 10 minutes?

  • Rio

    The Sri Lankan is the thief. A Japanese flag has a circle in the center. Therefore, even turned upside down, it looks the same. That wud make his story incorrect.

  • jeff campbell

    what crabman sed

  • Adam

    The Indian engineer is the thief. There aren’t generator rooms on sailing boats.

  • Crabman, you are the winner!
    The Japanese flag is just a red circle; it is the same upside down.