In the Eyes of Babes...

March 24th, 2007  

Topic: In the Eyes of Babes...

IN THE MID-1950s my father completed a tour of duty at Elmendorf Air Force Base in Anchorage, Alaska. We were stationed with him and returned to Seattle aboard the troopship USS Funston. As troop commander, Dad was charged with conducting daily inspections of the men's quarters, galley and mess hall. My four-year-old brother, Stuart, tagged along one day. As usual, the galley gleamed, the floors were spotless, and the mess-hall tables and condiment containers were aligned with military precision. My father was about to pass the inspection when Stuart piped up, "Daddy, look at all the gum under the table!" Dad bent down to the eye level of a small child, and was horrified to see years' worth of petrified chewing gum covering the bottoms of the tables.

The mess hall did not pass inspection until later that day and the troops who scraped off all that gum could happily have thrown my little brother in the brig.

Contributed to "Humor In Uniform" by Margaret M. Miller

Provided Courtesy of Reader's Digest.
March 24th, 2007  
LMAO Very nice, AJ!!!!!!!!!
March 24th, 2007  
Team Infidel
very good AJ
March 24th, 2007  
I vote Stuart for Regimental Sergeant Major
March 25th, 2007  
Rob Henderson
March 25th, 2007  
Haha, pretty good.
March 28th, 2009  
March 28th, 2009  
The Other Guy
Just another reason to hate little children...


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