Friday, November 9, 2007

More Lessons Learned

When the Staff Sergeant giving a class asks for a joke to start off his period of instruction, the desired response is most definitely NOT the sound of the sleepy Lance Corporals noggin' hitting the desk.




Even if he was on fire watch all night long...

3 comments:

shell said...
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Mark said...

Uhhhm, reminds me of Spec 4 Mileti, his snore from the back of the room during our required geneva convention lecture broke everyone but SSGT. Hatcher up. SSGT Hatcher had a cure, he climbed up on the table and walked very quietly down the table to Spec 4 Mileti, kneeled down and with the brim on his campaign hat almost touching spec 4 Mileti's nose, and used that DI bellow of "ATTTEENNNHUT!" Mileti jumped up knocked his chair back about 8 feet then fell over backwards taking out PFC Willis, and Pvt Ward on his way down. We just sat there and waited, until SSGT Hatcher burst out with this neighing donkey like laugh, and then we all lost it.

Karla (threadbndr) said...

"ATTENNNHUT" - even now (counts back........... and back.... ) 30 years later, I still 'pop to". Anyone who's been there still has the response layered into your autonomic nervous system.

Funny (no s#^$) story. I went to attend the graduation of my son's MOS class. K went with me - she's THE girlfriend, probably future DIL. She was cadet CO when JC was cadet XO of the MCJROTC unit at their HS. We also had with us the wife of one of JC's buddies that was in the class.

We were all sitting lady-like in the back of the room there at Camp Johnson. When they call the room to Attention to start the festivites, both K and I find ourselves half way up out of our seats before we can catch ourselves. The poor little civilian girl was like "am I supposed to get up?" and K and I are trying very hard not to crack up at the 'opps' look on each other's face.