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Thought y'all might like this one:

A Marine enters the Catholic Church confessional booth in Jacksonville.

He tells the priest: "Bless me, Father, for I have sinned. Last night, I beat the hell out of an Obama supporter."

The priest replies: "My son, I am here to forgive your sins, not to discuss your community service."
 

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Amen to that padre.

A retired Master Gunnery Sergeant is attending his first after-retirement job interview in the private sector. The HR person doing the interview is male, very hip and very young. The interviewer goes through a list of stock questions about employment and life experience. All are answered in detail and in an organized fashion.

Finally the interviewer smiles and says, "Mr. Smith, I think you have a very impressive resume." To which the MGySgt bellows, "I don't give a s--t what you think you pimply-dicked sissy - and for your information I was NOT an officer so you will call me Master Gunnery Sergeant Smith!"

Which is why old Marines have such a hard time with second careers.
 

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This reminds me of my time in the National Guard. I was a Master Sergeant in the OCS section and OCS cadets would occasionally have to see me about administrative things. For some reason one year somebody decided that cadets should address all NCOs by their full rank. This had always been the case with the Sergeant Major but most of us sergeants were just addressed as "sergeant". One day a cadet came in and as I asked him questions he replied "yes Master Sergeant" and "no Master Sergeant". I found it annoying as it took too much time., I said you can either call me Sergeant or Master not both.
 

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Armorer and L999here -- Amen to that, and it went for me too, with "Generals," Colonels, Admirals, Privates and what have you. They were all same to me.

I remember the first time I was introduced to someone as "Private First Class...," and I thought "What an ass, I'm supposed to be your superior and you address me as 'Private first class?' "

I was later recommended for "Corporal" but was designated "Specialist 5th Class." Although recommended for a 'field promotion' to Lieutenant, I rejected that for nearly 12 years. Never took being an officer as relevant.


Not very interesting story: I was doing morning rounds in the hospital once in El Paso and came into a "private" (ha) room and said to the patient "Good morning, and how are you doing this morning Mister Smith," to which I got the reply "Well, that's the first time in twenty years I've been referred to as 'Mister,' I'm a Colonel!" I replied, "Well, SIR, we have two types here, sick people and staff. Which are you?" No more attitude from him! Maybe he was OK.


Carry On!
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