Leisure: Sea Saw

A Manhattan landlubber, according to the latest cocktail party tale, went skin-diving, outfitted with the newest and best gear: rubber suit, depth gauge, flippers, waterproof watch, sling gun, Aqua-Lung, mask, etc., etc.—even a blackboard and special chalk, for underwater communication with other skindivers. After 20 minutes' discovering the strange and wonderful underwater world, he looked up and saw approaching him another swimmer clad in nothing but bathing trunks. Puzzled, then infuriated, the diver pulled out his blackboard and wrote: WHAT GIVES? SPENT $450 FOR SPECIAL EQUIPMENT. YOU HERE WITH NOTHING?

Whereupon the other man took the chalk and scrawled rapidly:...

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