Nothing Like First-Hand Experience...

August 25th, 2006  

Topic: Nothing Like First-Hand Experience...

I WAS ATTENDING Army ROTC basic training at Fort Knox, Ky., and at the rappelling tower I had to hook into a rope, lean off the edge and drop 60 feet. Terrified, I refused to continue.

Finally a colonel on the ground persuaded me to go for it. With eyes closed, I pushed off and landed safely. "That wasn't so bad, was it?" he said enthusiastically, ordering me back up.

I was on the verge of panic when I reached the top. Then I felt a hand on my shoulder and turned around to see the colonel behind me, nervous and pale. "I should have kept my mouth shut," he muttered. "Now they want me to try it!"

--Contributed to "Humor In Uniform" by T. Alan Dillman

Provided Courtesy of Reader's Digest.
August 25th, 2006  
LOL Serves him right!!! LOL
August 26th, 2006  
Team Infidel
August 26th, 2006