When Someone Just Doesn't Get It...




 
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August 9th, 2006  
AJChenMPH
 
 

Topic: When Someone Just Doesn't Get It...


THE MARINE gunnery sergeant at Naval officers basic training, Newport, R.I., told us to remember three cardinal rules: First, never use the word I. Second, refrain from using the word you. Finally, we were never to thank him, because he was just doing his job. Violations would merit 50, 75 or 100 push-ups, respectively. We followed these rules until one flustered candidate goofed and called Gunny "you."

"Oops," he immediately cried out. "I owe you 75 push-ups." Realizing he'd just compounded his error, he exclaimed, "Now I owe you 200 push-ups!" This routine continued until the man had racked up 450 push-ups - when the disgusted Marine sergeant dismissed him. "Thank you, Gunny," replied the relieved candidate, as he left the room.

--Contributed to "Humor In Uniform" by Lt. Michael Berkin

Provided Courtesy of Reader's Digest.
August 9th, 2006  
The Cooler King
 
That is a classic, LT!
August 10th, 2006  
AJChenMPH
 
 
Almost makes me embarassed for some of my officer brethen...
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August 10th, 2006  
Fox
 
 
hahaha.....
August 10th, 2006  
Team Infidel
 
 
aaahhh. Naval Officer Candidates....
August 14th, 2006  
AFSteliga
 
 
Well...good thing I'm a Canadian Naval Officer Candidate.
October 3rd, 2007  
Team Infidel
 
 
such a classic





October 3rd, 2007  
Sevens
 
 
Very nice.
October 5th, 2007  
CrazyLilCajun
 
 
Nice......
July 29th, 2008  
AJChenMPH
 
 
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