There once was a captain who captianed a ship that controlled the WHOLE Gulf of Mexico. One day, the captain saw a ship coming toward them. He told his first mate, "Get me my red shirt!" The mate did as he was told and brought the captain his shirt. The captain put the shirt on, and fought the battle. The captains ship won, and the other ship retreated. The captain of the ship gave the first mate the shirt back to put in safe keeping.
The next day, the Captain saw TWO ships coming. He said, " First mate, bring me my red shirt!" The mate once again brought the shirt, and the captain put it on and won the battle. The day after that, the captain saw five ships coming toward them. THe captain ordered for his red shirt, and he won the battle.
After the battle with the seven ships, the First mate was amazed. " Captain, is that a magical red shirt you are wearing? Everytime you have worn it, we have won our battles!" THe captain replied "no, I wear the red shirt so that if i get wounded, none of our crew will see any blood. If they saw that their captain was hurt, they would not fight as valiantly as they would, because they were afraid." "aahh that makes sense" the mate replied.
A week later, the captain saw 50 ships coming toward them. The first mate asked the captain if he wanted his red shirt, but the captain said " NO, get me my brown pants."