Unfiltered Story #27952

Unfiltered | December 19, 2015

(I’m walking through a textile exhibit centered around cochineal, a red dye from the Americas.)

Man #1: *stifling a laugh while reading a sign*

Man #2: *starts reading it and also has to muffle a laugh*

(I go to read the sign. It talks about how Spain gained a lot of wealth by trading the dye during colonial days, but it was also very dangerous because other countries kept pillaging shipments. The largest load ever stolen from a Spanish ship was 55,000 pounds of dye taken by an English earl. The last sentence reads, “The earl instantly became known as a hero throughout England.”)

Man #1: *whispering to his friend* “One man’s pirate is another man’s hero.”