A stockbroker and his two friends took a month off to sail across the Atlantic.
Midway across they hit a hurricane and the yacht sank, leaving barely enough time for all three to radio for help and scramble into a rubber life raft.
The raft was riding very low in the water and being circled relentlessly by six or seven sharks when a Coast Guard launched a small rescue boat.
A giant wave came along and swamped the survivor’s raft. In an instant the sharks mauled the two stockbroker’s friends into little more than hamburger, but then broke apart to form a pathway and escort the survivor safely into the hands of the Coast Guard.
“Damn!” gasped one of the astonished sailors. “That was a miracle!” “Nah,” explained the stockbroker modestly, wringing the seawater out of his shirt. “Just professional courtesy!”