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Discussion in 'The Pump House Saloon' started by Bruce FLinch, Feb 19, 2006.

  1. Bruce FLinch

    Bruce FLinch New Member

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    A US Air Force C-141 is scheduled to leave Thule Air Base,
    Greenland, at midnight. During the pilot's preflight check, he discovers that the latrine holding tank is still full from the last flight. So a message is
    sent to the base, and an airman who was off duty is called out to take
    care of it.

    The young man finally gets to the air base and makes his way to the
    aircraft, only to find that the latrine pump truck has been left
    outdoors and is frozen solid, so he must find another one in the
    hangar, which takes even more time. He returns to the aircraft and is
    less than enthusiastic about what he has to do. Nevertheless, he goes
    about the pumping job deliberately and carefully (and slowly) so as to
    not risk criticism later.

    As he's leaving the plane, the pilot stops him and says, "Son, your
    attitude and performance has caused this flight to be late, and I'm
    going to personally see to it that you are not just reprimanded, but
    punished."

    Shivering in the cold, his task finished, he takes a deep breath,
    stands up tall and says, "Sir, with all due respect, I'm not your son;
    I'm an Airman in the United States Air Force. I've been in Thule,
    Greenland for eleven months without any leave, and reindeer are
    beginning to look pretty good to me. I have one stripe; it's two-thirty
    in the morning, the temperature is 40 degrees below zero, and my job here is
    to pump shit from your aircraft. Now just exactly what form of punishment
    did you have in mind?"
    :eek: :rolleyes: :p
  2. muley

    muley New Member

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  3. pickenup

    pickenup Active Member

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    I STILL like that one. :D :D :D :D
  4. SouthernMoss

    SouthernMoss *Admin Tech Staff*

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    Yep, that one is still a good one. :D
  5. Marlin

    Marlin *TFF Admin Staff Chief Counselor*

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    Agreed, That one is ALWAYS good!
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