I may have to rethink my position that harbor tugboaters aren't 'real' merchant mariners.
Overheard between two tugboat deckhands:
"Why are they trying to sell that to me? I can't go ashore, and when I'm home, if I can't drink it or f*ck it, I'm not buying it."
Makes me think about the old saw about the second thing a sailor does when he gets home.
He puts down his seabag.