Oi, get the message!


Blackleaf
#1
4 February 2006

OI, GET THE MESSAGE!

AN American who threw a message in a bottle into the Atlantic got a reply from England - ticking him off for littering.

Capt Harvey Bennett, of New York, was thrilled when a letter arrived from a Henry Biggelsworth from Poole, Dorset.

But it read: "You may consider it an experiment on the path and speed of oceanic currents. I have another name for it - litter." Harvey, 55, an Anglophile, cast five bottles into the sea last year.


mirror.co.uk
 
Sassylassie
#2
Henry sounds like one cranky and **** man.
 
Ten Packs
#3
Get a life.......
 
Said1
#4
Cool. Aside from the dolt and his comments.
 
Blackleaf
#5
NAPEAGUE, New York (AP) -- A boat captain who sent a message out to sea in a bottle says he received a reply from Britain -- accusing him of littering.

"I kind of felt like no good deed goes unpunished," Harvey Bennett, 55, told the East Hampton Star.

The plastic bottle was one of five that Bennett placed in the ocean off New York's Long Island in August.

Last month, he excitedly opened a letter from England, and was stunned by the reply:

"I recently found your bottle while taking a scenic walk on the beach by Poole Harbour. While you may consider this some profound experiment on the path and speed" of "oceanic currents, I have another name for it, litter.

"You Americans don't seem to be happy unless you are mucking about somewhere," says the letter, signed by Henry Biggelsworth of Bournemouth, in the southern county of Dorset.

Copyright 2006 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.
 
#juan
#6
It must be too early if we can't see the humour in that.
 
DasFX
#7
But the dude in England is correct, throwing garbage in the Ocean is littering.
 
Jay
+1
#8  Top Rated Post
They taught me in school that I didn't have to listen to anyone with the last name Biggelsworth...
 

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