Once a captain on his ship was disturbed by his assistant telling him, "Sir! Sir! There are 5 enemy ships on the horizon."
The captain tells the man," Get my red coat and prepare for battle!"
The assistant runs without question to get the captains red coat and prepares for battle. After their victory the assistant asks the captain why he wanted his red coat.
The captain tells the assistant "If I was shot you would not be able to tell I'm bleeding and you would keep fighting."
The assistant thought this was a great idea. The next day the assistant came to the captain, "Sir! Sir! There are twenty enemy ships on the horizon!"
The captain was stunned. He looked at the assistant and told him "Get me my brown pants!"