My friend got frustrated with me today after I tried to explain where the "Port side" was on a ship. The conversation went like this:
her: Sammy, I forget, "Is Port the right side or the left side?"
me: If you're facing the front, the bow, then it's on the left.
her: so the answer is left?
me: yes, but only if you are facing forward.
me: hehe, the port is the same side regardless of which way YOU are facing.
her: but you just said it was on the left.
me: but if you're facing the aft, which is the back of the ship, then it's your right.
her: um, ok...I get it, duh! I thought you were messin' with me.
I thought she was gonna strangle me.