My faux pas




 
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July 4th, 2004  
Lilmissflamethrower
 
 

Topic: My faux pas


All my funny military stories seem to involve me, and I'm not in the military! Sheesh....

I was selling raffle tickets for my son's youth group, the Golden Gate Young Marines (its like a Sea Cadet, Devil Pup type group) about six months ago.

I have a friend in the Navy reserves and he invited me to sell my raffle tickets at their drill weekend. The Young Marines were rafflling off a WWII garand rifle.

When the Navy reserves were in formation, My son and I were introduced to them and asked to give my sales pitch. Right before I stared, my Navy friend told me to make sure I thanked the guy who o.k.'d my being there. He quickly gave me his name and rank.

So I introduced myself and explained about the Young Marines and the raffle, etc. etc. Last but not least I said "I would like to thank Sgt. Major M*** for having my son and I here today."

Needless to say, a roar of laughter came from the crowd. I was like "Wha'd I say? Wha'd I say?" My friend, who was standing next to me whispered "Its SENIOR CHIEF, not SGT MAJOR!"

I think I turned ten shades of red. All I could think to say was "Well did I at least give you a promotion?" That got a laugh from the crowd thank God...

So for the rest of the day, I heard every one who had to talk to the Senior Chief say "Hey, Sarge Maj...."

I think to this day, that's his nickname...
July 4th, 2004  
Mark Conley
 
 
my four smile approval...
July 4th, 2004  
C/2nd Lt Robot
 
 
only four? well five if you count the last one.

I give it my 15 smile approval.
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July 5th, 2004  
Mark Conley
 
 
oh yeah? ok it mega smile time!










July 5th, 2004  
C/2nd Lt Robot
 
 
I wont be outdone









(didn't work but oh well it was supposed to say USMC but doesn't )
July 5th, 2004  
Mark Conley
 
 
yeah..mine was supposed to be a big circle..guess squares might work?
July 6th, 2004  
Lilmissflamethrower
 
 

Topic: You might not want to waste all your smilies...


with me working around the Navy and Marines, there will be a lot more of these stories coming...
July 6th, 2004  
Mark Conley
 
 
bravo! finally we have a writer of Naval Stories! I am overjoyed!

Get them stories online immediately !
July 6th, 2004  
Lilmissflamethrower
 
 

Topic: hmm...


Oh great! Then I can write a book "How one blonde single handedly confused the entire Navy!" That book shouldn't take long to write!
July 6th, 2004  
czarninakid
 
 
Keep us informed about raffles like that . I sure would have bought $20 worth for a chance at a WWII M1 Garand.