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Tuesday, February 22, 2005

I Can't Swear That This Happened...

...but I did hear it directly from the person who said it happened to them, the day after it happened. It seems to be one of those stories that someone wouldn't make up about themselves if it wasn't true.
Earlier, I discussed my first trip to the Arabian Gulf aboard USS Topeka (SSN-754) in November 1992. When we pulled into Mina Sulman port the next morning, I left the ship to look for the supply officer on the tender against which we were moored, trying to check on the status of some spare parts we needed. I asked the Chop how liberty was in Bahrain, and he offered the following anecdote:
"Well, you just gotta be careful. Bahrain is where all the Saudi princes and sheikhs come when they want to get drunk and have a good time. Last night I was out at this hotel bar, and this Saudi comes over and asks me if I'm an American sailor. I say yes, and he says his [boss] wants to buy me a drink and thank me for the Americans protecting them against Saddam. He brings me to this back table, and there's this stereotypical Saudi sheikh sitting in a booth. I sit down with him, he buys me a drink, and we talk for a while. I get another drink, and we're still talking, when all of sudden the Saudi says, "Now, I will f**k you." I go, "What? No..." He says, "Yes, I have bought you a drink, so now I f**k you. We will go to my room now." I try to get up and leave, but his bodyguard moves in to try to enforce the deal. I'm not sure how I got out of there, but just let me tell you... watch out for Saudi's offering to buy you a drink."

Words to live by. And yes, the supply officer in question was a male.

Going deep...


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