A question that has puzzled me for years. I joined up in '83 and over the years in different drafts served with several old timers who were still JRs. These guys must have been in their mid to late 30s. Yup - OLD blokes.... Why was it that when going for a dhoby they wouldn't wait for the water to go down the sink hole but scoop it up and let it splash over the side and invariably down their legs. So "why?" Were older ships not fitted with plug holes in their sinks or was it 'cos these blokes were so old and thus closer to death that they couldn't spare the time to wait for the sink to empty? Any ideas? MODS: this could be moved to the gash barge of necessary.