A male whale and a female whale were swimming off the coast of Japan
when they noticed a whaling ship. The male whale recognized it as the
same ship that had harpooned his father many years earlier. He said to
the female whale, "Let's both swim under the ship and blow out both of
our air holes at the same time and it should cause the ship to turn over
They tried it and sure enough, the ship turned over and quickly sank.
Soon, however, the whales realized the sailors had jumped overboard and
were swimming to the safety of shore.
The male was enraged that they were going to get away and said to the
female, "Let's swim after them and gobble them up before they reach
the shore." At this point, he realized that the female was becoming
reluctant to follow him.
"Look," she said, "I went along with the blow job, but I absolutely
refuse to swallow the seamen."