Two men were washed ashore during World War I.

Their ship, an aging minesweeping model, had wrecked off the coast. As they sought shelter in a makeshift camp, one of them managed to salvage a radio and quickly telegraphed an SOS with their coordinates.

To their surprise, a ship responded within the hour, saying it could be at their location in about two weeks.

The older soldier shook his head, saying he'd rather take his chances swimming out to the wrecked ship and trying to repair it.

"You'd really rather play with that old mine craft all day?" the young soldier scoffed.

The older man shrugged and said, "It's better than a fortnight."