The Captain grimaced when he heard the seaman called his name. It was the seaman's maiden voyage and he was clearly eager to please, but he was overly verbose and literal, the Captain didn't feel like dealing with that right now.
"I don't have much time, make this as simple as possible" he ordered.
The Seaman snapped to attention and eagerly replied "Negative Sir!"
The poor Seaman didn't understand why the Captain seemed upset by his reply, after all he was doing everything the Captain had asked.
Can anyone help explain the poor Seaman's confusion?