Sunday, March 13, 2011

One of the Benefits of being a Master Chief...

Was the ability to speak what was on my mind with little fear of repercussion.

To wit:

A young Navy Officer was in a terrible car accident, but due to the heroics of the hospital staff the only permanent injury was the loss of one ear.

Since he wasn't physically impaired he remained in the military and eventually became an Admiral. However, during his career he was always sensitive about his appearance.

One day the Admiral was interviewing three Master Chiefs for the Command Master Chief position.

The first Master Chief was a Surface Navy type and it was a great interview. At the end of the interview the Admiral asked him, "Do you notice anything different about me?"

The Master Chief answered, "Why yes. I couldn't help but notice you are missing your starboard ear, so I need to know whether this impacts your hearing on that side."

The Admiral got very angry at this lack of tact and threw him out of his office.

The next candidate, a Seabee Master Chief, when asked this same question, answered, "Well yes, you seem to be short one ear."

The Admiral threw him out also.

The third interview was with a Submarine Master Chief. He was articulate, extremely sharp, and seemed to know more than the other two Master Chiefs put together. The Admiral wanted this guy, but went ahead with the same question.

"Do you notice anything different about me?"

To his surprise the Submarine Master Chief said, "Yes. You wear contact lenses."

The Admiral was impressed and thought to himself, what an incredibly tactful Master Chief. "And how do you know that?" the Admiral asked.

The Submarine Master Chief replied, "Well, it's pretty hard to wear glasses with only one fuckin' ear."


Bag Blog said...

I think I have heard a similar joke, but still funny.

Mary said...

Good one!

Jessica said...

Hahahaha!! Love it. I am definitely not the mistress of tact, and so many folks do not appreciate my honesty.

Good laugh, thanks Dave!

sweetpea said...

Thank you for the award from January. You have one at my place again. :)

Buck said...

Heh. THAT was a LOL moment!

While I never made it to the exalted position of CMSgt I was known for bein' outspoken once I hit MSgt. There's a GREAT deal of freedom available once you realize you can put your papers in at any time.

Rising Rainbow said...

Oh my! LOL

Buck said...

Yet another mysterious vanishing comment... I was by yesterday and dropped some inane remark. That said... Google HATES me, that can be the only explanation.

Buckskins Rule said...

That's odd, Buck...cuz I remember seeing the comment yesterday. I think google is punishing you for some sin, real or imagined.