Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Halley's Comet

A COLONEL ISSUED THE FOLLOWING DIRECTIVE TO HIS EXECUTIVE OFFICERS:

"Tomorrow evening at approximately 2000 hours Halley's Comet will be visible in this area; an event which occurs only every 75 years. Have the men fall out in the battalion area in fatigues, and I will explain this rare phenomenon to them. In case of rain, we will not be able to see anything, so assemble the men in the theater and I will show them films of it."

EXECUTIVE OFFICER TO COMPANY COMMANDER:

"By order of the Colonel, tomorrow at 2000 hours, Halley's Comet will appear above the battalion area. If it rains, fall the men out in fatigues, then march to the theater where this rare phenomenon will take place, something which occurs only once every 75 years."

COMPANY COMMANDER TO LIEUTENANT:

"By order of the Colonel be in fatigues at 2000 hours tomorrow evening. The phenomenal Halley's Comet will appear in the theater. In case of rain in the battalion area, the Colonel will give another order, something which occurs once every 75 years."

LIEUTENANT TO SERGEANT:

"Tomorrow at 2000 hours, the Colonel will appear in the theater with Halley's comet, something which happens every 75 years. If it rains, the Colonel will order the comet into the battalion area."

SERGEANT TO SQUAD:

"When it rains tomorrow at 2000 hours, the phenomenal 75-year-old General Halley, accompanied by the Colonel, will drive his comet through the battalion area theater in fatigues."

Stolen from: Sometimes Saintly Nick of Nick's Bytes

24 comments:

  1. LOL. They created bulletin board for so obvious reasons, like this one.

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  2. This one made me laugh out loud! Thanks for the morning laugh to start me day!

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  3. Yup, That's about right. Especially when you think of it from Mom to sibling to younger sibling...

    Hope you're feeling lots better today, Sandee. Big hugs :]

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  4. Yep, trickle down theory... Hope your eye is feeling better... big hugs from cold Ohio...

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  5. Now that is funny but probably Oh so true. I sure hope your eye is better and that you feel all right. I sure forgot you were having the surgery yesterday. Sending lots of healing purrs. Take Care.

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  6. Hahahahaha....
    have a great day!

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  7. LOL! The men will be so disappointed when they don't see the General drive his comet through the battalion area.

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  8. LOL! The men will be so disappointed when they don't see the General drive his comet through the battalion area.

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  9. LOL! The men will be so disappointed when they don't see the General drive his comet through the battalion area.

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  10. LOVE this! too funny honey! hope your eye is feeling better today...

    hugs, bee
    xoxoxoxoox

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  11. The telephone game, military style...

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  12. You have to love that "chain of command". You sure it was the Army and not the Chicago Cubs Baseball team?

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  13. That would be just the way it was. Good one.

    Hope your eye is healing well. Sending gentle hugs, honely...

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  14. The crazy thing is that even though it is a joke it sums up real life. It is the classic situation of a story changing every single time a person tells it. The longer the story the more it changes.

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  15. I think I like the last version of that memo the best...lol

    Hope the eye is feeling better today

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  16. So that's what they mean by Army Intelligence. (I am ex-Navy so I couldn't help that one)

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  17. Bwahahaha! This applies to most situations where a story changes every time it is being passed on from one person to another.

    Had a good laugh on this! LOL

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  18. Pass the m.r.e.please and carry on!

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  19. Ah yes, I remember these sorts of things from my time in the Air Force - especially being the Airman at the bottom of the conversation chain!

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  20. Well at least the time remained the same.

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  21. Yes indeed, nothing like a chain of command to screw things up. Love it.

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  22. Ya thats about right lol! Hope the eye is doing better Sandee, hugs and loves to you! :)

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  23. Bwaahahahahahaha! Nothing ever changes! ! ! It's the old telephone
    game LOL. Hugs from Silly Willy and
    Fluffy.

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  24. Lol.. I just keep laughing, when I read this. Thanks a lot.

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