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Mrs Glockrunner
04-15-2011, 06:16
One day, a Navy Chief went to the Officer's Club with his
Captain to eat lunch. When they entered the main dining room,
they found the place was quite crowded. They did notice three
Lieutenants sitting at a table with two empty chairs, so the
Captain asked them if they could join them.

They promptly invited them to join them. They ordered
lunch and joined them in conversation as they ate. At one point,
the Chief mentioned that he had observed characteristics about
many officers from which he could determine the source of their
commissioning. The Lieutenants were eager to hear about this and
asked if he could tell how each of them had been commissioned.

The Chief turned to the Lieutenant on his left and said
he went through ROTC. The Lieutenant confirmed that was correct
and asked how he had noted this. The Chief replied that the
Lieutenant, through his conversation, seemed to have a strong
academic background but limited military experience.

The Chief then told the Lieutenant on his right that he
had gone through OCS with previous enlisted service. The
Lieutenant confirmed that this was correct and also asked how he
had determined this. The Chief said, again through his
conversation, that the Lieutenant seemed to have a firm military
background and a lot of common sense.

The Lieutenant across the table from the Chief asked if
he had determined his source of commission. The Chief replied
that the Lieutenant had graduated from the United States Naval
Academy. The Lieutenant stated that was correct and asked if he
had noticed his high level of intelligence, precise military
bearing, or other superior qualities acquired at the United
States Naval Academy.

The Chief replied that it was none of these that led to
his determination. He had simply observed the Lieutenant's class
ring while he was picking his nose.

You can't take Navy Chiefs anywhere.