Newly Promoted Chief Petty Officer


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NEWLY PROMOTED TO CHIEF, my Navy brother-in-law was to bring a mug of coffee daily to an officer. The cup had to contain 7.5 ounces of coffee at exactly 147 degrees Fahrenheit and be delivered at the same time each day. But he had no way of knowing the coffee's temperature. At the appointed time on the first day, he handed the officer his cup. "Given the temperature of the coffee at the time it was poured and how long it took to bring it to you," he said, "your coffee will be 147 degrees right about ... now!"

The officer grinned and said, "You'll do just fine, chief."

--Contributed to "Humor In Uniform" by Calvin McDowell

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