Sir? SIR!


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AT LACKLAND AIR FORCE BASE in Texas, we trainees were required to say "sir" before and after speaking to an instructor. Serving guard duty one night, one buddy had a hard time grasping the concept. A drill instructor approached him and asked how duty was going. "Everything is fine, sir!" he answered. "Airman!" the DI barked. "The first thing out of your mouth should be 'sir,' and the last thing out of your mouth should be 'sir.' Is that clear?" "Yes, sir!" the trainee blurted out. "This is your last chance!" screamed the DI. "Now, what is the first word to come out of your mouth?" "Sir, SIR, sir!" the airman shouted.

--Contributed to "Humor In Uniform" by SSgt. Darryl A. Harris

Provided Courtesy of Reader's Digest.
I seriously pitied the guy in my basic training unit with the oh so unfortunate surname of Cyr.