well, ya'd prolly not mail a request for help, were you trying to save someone ...
A canoeist, a kayaker, and an old salt sailor went into a bar and ordered a beer. Each found a fly in their beer.
The canoeist looked in his beer and said, "hey bartender I have a fly in my beer. Give me another beer."
The kayaker looked in his beer, found the fly, reached in an picked it out and continued drinking.
The old salt sailor looked in his beer, saw the fly, grabbed it by the wings, shook it over the glass and yelled, "Spit it out, Spit it out!"