Chop it first

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The chief of staff of the U.S. Air Force went down South to per­son­ally re­cruit some pi­lots.

The first young men he saw were twins.

He looked at the first young man and asked: “Son, what skills can you bring to the Air Force?”

The young man looks at him and says: “I’m a pi­lot!”

The gen­era l gets all ex­cited , turns to his aide and says: “Get him in to­day, all the pa­per­work done, ev­ery­thing, do it!”

The aide hus­tles the young man off. The gen­eral looks at the sec­ond young man and asks, “What skills do you bring to the Air Force?”

The young man says, “I chop wood!”

“Son,” t he gen­eral replies, “we don’t need wood chop­pers in the Air Force. What else do you know how to do?” “I chop wood!” “Young man,” huffs the gen­eral, “you are not lis­ten­ing to me. We don’t need wood chop­pers. This is the 21st cen­tury!”

“Well, you hired my brother,” the young man says.

“Of course we did,” says the gen­eral. “He’s a pi­lot!”

The young man rolls his eyes and says, “I have to chop it be­fore he can pile it!”

Lisa Den­ton

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