Jeff: Yeah. It’s actually a really amazing story. Ship hits an old mine at two o’clock in the morning, twenty-three guys trapped below decks. Everybody jumps overboard except my old man. He finds a blowtorch, goes below decks in the pitch dark, the ship is goin’, like this (Makes a steep incline with his hand), these guys are screaming’ for their lives, there’s water comin’ up to his elbows…Two minutes before the ship goes down he cuts open the bulkhead, everybody gets out. Twenty-three guys he saved, not one of ‘em drowned…Yeah: I know: My whole life I gotta hear this f*** story. Several times a year as you can probably imagine, over and over and over again.
– Taken from “Lobby Hero” by Kenneth Lonergan.