Naval Fun­nies

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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."

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