Tuesday, November 6, 2012

The Chief

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 these days, but I don't call anyone by their first name," the chief scowled. "It breeds familiarity, and that leads to a breakdown of authority.

"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."

"Okay John, here's what I want you to do..."

Hat tip: Phil of Phils Phun

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28 comments :

  1. hahahaha!! Thank you Sandee. This made me laugh :))

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  2. another knee slapper, i can SO see this happening!

    smiles, bee
    xoxoxoxoxo

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  3. Can't say he didn't try!!!

    Super cute, hope you're having a great week!

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  4. The navy chief was bound to be awkward.
    He should be consistent with his words, and call the new Seaman with "darling". hahaha

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  5. I like the name John. I should be called that in real life.

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  6. Uh Oh, the Mom is laughing out loud. That one was pretty darn funny. Poor guy. Take care and have a great day.

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  7. That is a good one Sandee....very funny.

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  8. Better than Snookums

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  9. I am a little slow. I didn't get it at first until I reread it. Once I got it, it was very funny.

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  10. Love it! I wish my last name was Darling! haha!

    Have a lovely day! big hugs xoxo

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  11. Funny. Darling isn't that uncommon a name. I wonder how many folks in the military are actually named Darling, and how they're addressed.

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  12. hahaha.... I can imagine the Chief calling "Darling! Darling!"

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  13. CPO's are an unusual breed. Too much time at sea I suspect.

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  14. lmao! Tis is too funny..

    Happy Tuesday Sandee, and thanks I needed this today. I just now got internet back on.

    ((HUGS))

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  15. LOL! The surname certainly made a difference! Enjoy the rest of your Tuesday Sandee.

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  16. Hope you had a wonderful Tuesday!

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  17. I had to pass this on to hubby's brother. He retired as a Navy Chief...
    Happy Tuesday from the rainy PNW.

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  18. what a darling story....lol

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  19. First names can be effective.

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  20. About face! Good one. I am late to the party and needed this smile on a Wednesday morning.

    Big hugs, honey...

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  21. Good one. I can just see that CPO calling the sailor Darling!

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  22. LOL ~~ Oooh John Darling, ...
    ..

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  23. Very funny Sandee. I need a good laugh today. Thanks for all the laughs.

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  24. My hubby used to get teased about his name when he was in the Guard. lol

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  25. What a name to go through life with - funny.

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  26. An easy way to get on 1st name terms with authority figures

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