Some Phrases From Officer Efficiency Reports

Some Phrases From Officer Efficiency Reports

These are actual phrases from Officer Efficiency Reports (performance appraisal for the military officers). “Not the sharpest knife in the drawer.” “Got into the gene pool while the lifeguard wasn’t watching.” “A room temperature IQ.” “Got a full 6-pack, but lacks the plastic thingy to hold it all together.” “A gross ignoramus—144 times worse than an ordinary ignoramus.” “A photographic memory but with the lens cover glued on.” “A prime candidate for natural deselection.” “Bright as Alaska in December.” “One-celled organisms outscore him in IQ tests.” “Donated his brain to…

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How Far To The Town?

How Far To The Town?

A unit of soldiers was marching a long dusty march across the rolling prairie. It was a hot blistering day and the men, longing for water and rest, were impatient to reach the next town. A rancher rode past. “Say, friend”, called out one of the men, “how far is it to the next town?” “Oh, a matter of two miles or so, I reckon,” called back the rancher. Another long hour dragged by, and another rancher was encountered. “How far to the next town?” the men asked him eagerly….

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High Military Ranks

High Military Ranks

When little Reggie was inducted into the Army, he was advised to act tough. “That’s the only way to command respect in the Army,” his friends said. So Reggie did his best to carry out the advice. He swaggered all around camp, bragging, blustering and talking out of the corner of his mouth. “Show me a sergeant and I’ll show you a dope,” Reggie shouted. No sooner had he spoken than a brawny, battle-hardened figure appeared. “I am a sergeant!” he bellowed. “I am a dope,” whispered Reggie.

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Indian Chief’s Signal

Indian Chief’s Signal

An Indian chief is driving his Cadillac somewhere at Nevada. Suddenly his car gets broken. He examines it, and reveals that a technician must be called. But the chief has only $4, and no credit card. So he gathers some wood, makes a fire and signals his tribe with its smoke: “Hey, send somebody to my location with $500!” The tribe accepts this signal, but to make sure in its meaning, signals back – once again, with the smoke: “OK, chief, but why so much ?” At this moment a…

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