HUMOR IN UNIFORM
NAVY STYLE REPARTEE
This happened sometime in the late 1970’s.
My Boss (a Commander) complained about me to the Captain of the Ship:
“Conceited bugger, he behaves as if he is an Admiral although he is only a piddly Lieutenant.”
The Captain looked at me.
Then he looked at my boss, the Commander.
Then, in his thundering voice, the Captain spoke:
“I’d rather have a conceited Lieutenant who behaves as if he were an Admiral than have a spineless Commander who behaves worse than a bloody Petty Officer.”