Just before she could throw herself from the docks, a handsome young man stopped her. “You have so much to live for,” he said. “I’m a sailor and we are off to Italy tomorrow. I can stow you away on my ship. I’ll take care of you, bring you food every day, and keep you happy. When we get to Italy you will be SO GLAD that you’re alive”
With nothing to lose and always wanting to see Italy, she accepted. That night, the sailor brought her aboard and hid her in a small but comfortable compartment in the ship’s hold.
From then on, every night, he would bring her sandwiches, a bottle of red wine, and make love to her until dawn.
Two weeks later she was discovered by the captain during a routine inspection.
“What are you doing here?” asked the captain.
“I have an arrangement with a sailor,” she replied. “He brings me food and I get a free trip to Italy.”
“I see,” The captain says.
Then her conscience got the best of her, and she added, “Plus, he’s screwing me.”
“He certainly is,” replied the captain. “This is the Staten Island Ferry.”