A young Naval 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 extremely sensitive about his appearance. One day the Admiral was interviewing three Chiefs for appointments to his personal staff. The first Chief was a Skimmer 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 Chief answered, Why" yes. I couldn't help but notice you are missing your starboard ear, so I don't 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, an Air type WO, when asked this same question, answered, Well" yes, you seem to be missing one ear." The Admiral threw him out also. The third interview was with the Submarine CERA. He was articulate, extremely sharp, and seemed to know more than the other two Candidates 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 Submariner Chief said, Yes" sir, I see you wear contact lenses." The Admiral was quite impressed and thought to himself, what an incredibly tactful Chief. So" tell me, how can you be so certain?" the Admiral asked. The Submariner replied, Well" sir, you can’t wear glasses with only one ear."