THINGS I DID NOT DO WHILE IN THE NAVY TO REDUCE MY CHANCES OF ACCIDENTAL DEATH
Call me risk-averse.
- •Sky-diving.There are opportunities. I did not take them.
- •Swim calls.Exceedingly rarely a ship captain decides to let the crew go swimming in the ocean. I took note that there is an armed "shark watch" stood up during these times, and declined.
- •Helicopter rides.Pilot friend: "Want to take a ride?" Me, looking at the vast expanse of water: "No, thank you."