An afternoon High Tea outing results in severe indigestion for a pirate dressed in blue, complete with pirate hat, eye-patch and metal hook for a hand and pirate chest pain.

Yo Ho Ho and a bottle of Gaviscon. This week’s drawing isn’t very piratically correct. I can’t imagine pirates would ever be sitting down to High Tea. This one however, was most likely dragged along by his female companion.

I’m not meaning to imply that High Tea is a cause of indigestion here. Merely that pirates aren’t often associated with images of cakes, scones and tea. The average pirate in such a venue would be left feeling uncomfortable and anxious to leave. After all, there would be robbing, plundering and other more important pirate activities to attend to.

Some pirates would be so uncomfortable that they may feel the need to feign a heart attack, indigestion or another variation of pirate chest pain that would give them an excuse to abruptly leave.

After drawing this, I noticed that it looks a little like the pirate chest pain may be literal and self-induced with pressure applied by the metal hook. Perhaps the pirate wants to leave so badly that he’s willing to tolerate actual pain to give the symptoms more credibility.

I thought calling the establishment a pirate-friendly name might have gone some way to making the occasion less embarrassing for him but it doesn’t appear to be the case.

I have no idea where the idea for Pirate Chest Pain came from. I haven’t been watching any pirate movies and there have been no encounters of any pirate-based influences to my knowledge.