The Chief noticed a new Seaman one day and barked at him to "get your ass over here".
"What's your name sailor?" was the first thing the Chief asked the new guy.
"John", the new guy replied.
The Chief scowled, "Look, I don't know what kind of bleeding-heart, liberal, pansy-ass stuff they're teaching Sailors in boot camp today, but I don't call anyone by their first name. It breeds familiarity and that leads to a breakdown in authority. I refer to my Sailors by their last name only - Smith, Jones, Baker- that's all. I am to be referred to only as Chief. Do I make myself perfectly clear sailor?"
"Aye, aye, Chief!"
"Good! Now that we got that straight, what is your last name?"
The new guy sighed and said, "Darling Chief. My name is John Darling, Chief!"
"Okay......John, here's what I want you to do..."
Edited Oct 4, 2008 at 9:50 pm