On one cruise a second violinist broke his arm and had to be replaced.
The captain auditioned a number of aspiring members at his next port of call,
He found a violinist who seemed to be perfect; wonderful technical ability and a great knowledge of the orchestra’s repertoire so he was hired and the ship sailed on.
It was only when he began to perform with his fellow players that a problem was found. The new violinist could not keep time with the rest of the orchestra.
The passengers had to give up dancing as the rhythm was so disrupted!
Finally the captain said to his new player, “Either you learn to keep time or I’ll throw you overboard.
It’s up to you: Sync or swim!”