The Titanic was sinking and there weren’t enough lifeboats. So the captain had to persuade male passengers to jump into the icy water to make room for women and children.
To the British, he said, “You must act like a gentleman.”
To the Americans, he said, “You can be heroes.”
To the Germans, he said, “It’s the rule.”
To the Japanese, he said, “It’s the consensus.”
Then came the Singaporean and they just weren’t budging until he came up with the appeal: “Free life jackets for those who jumped.”