Funny The sailor and the chief


Sergeant Major
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May 31, 2004
The Navy Chief noticed a new seaman and barked at him,
“Get over here! What's your name sailor?”
“John,” the new seaman replied.

“Look, I don't know what kind of bleeding-heart pansy crap

they’re teaching sailors in boot camp nowadays, but I don't

call anyone by his first name,” the chief scowled. “It breeds

familiarity, and that leads to a breakdown in authority. I

refer to my sailors by their last names only; Smith, Jones,

Baker, whatever. And you are to refer to me as ‘Chief.’

Do I make myself clear?”

“Aye, Aye Chief!”

“Now that we've got that straight, what's your last name?”

The seaman sighed. “Darling, my name is John Darling, Chief.”

The was an uncomfortable pause, then the Chief replied, . . .

. . . . . “Okay, John, here's what I want you to do . . . ”
I can just picture it now... The Admiral and his staff are sitting at a conference table, reviewing the files of men eligible for promotion. The Admiral holds up a file and asks;
"What about this man?", to which the youngest officer responds;
"Oh Darling, he's an excellent seaman!".

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