• Sales Pitch

    Bubba Joe's first military assignment was to a military induction center, and, because he was a good talker, they assigned him the duty of advising new recruits about the government benefits, especially the GI insurance to which they were entitled.

    Before long the Captain in charge of the induction center began noticing that Bubba was getting a 99 percent sign-up for the top GI insurance.

    This was odd, because it would cost these poor inductees nearly $30.00 per month more for their higher coverage than what the government was already granting.
    The Captain decided that he would sit in the back of the room and observe Bubba's sales pitch. Bubba Joe stood up before his latest group of inductees and stated, "If you have the normal GI insurance and go to Iraq and are killed, the government pays your beneficiary $6,000." "If you take out the supplemental GI insurance, which will cost you an additional $30.00 per month, the government pays your beneficiary $200,000." "Now," Bubba concluded, "which bunch do you think they're gonna send into combat first?"
  • Slower, Older, Smarter

    An Airbus 380 is on its way across the Atlantic. It flies consistently at 800 km/h in 30,000 feet, when suddenly a Eurofighter with Tempo Mach 2 appears.

    The pilot of the fighter jet slows down, flies alongside the Airbus and greets the pilot of the passenger plane by radio, "Airbus flight, boring flight isn't it? Take care and have a look here!"

    He rolls his jet on its back, accelerates, breaks through the sound barrier, rises rapidly to a dizzying height, only to swoop down almost to sea level in a breathtaking dive. He loops back next to the Airbus and asks, "Well, how was that?"

    The Boeing pilot answers, "Very impressive, but now have a look here!"

    The jet pilot watches the Airbus, but nothing happens. It continues to fly stubbornly straight, with the same speed. After five minutes, the Airbus pilot radioed, "Well, what are you saying now?"

    The jet pilot asks confused, "What did you do?"

    The other laughs and says, "I got up, stretched my legs, went to the back of the flight to the bathroom, got a cup of coffee and a cinnamon cake and made an appointment with the stewardess for the next three nights - in a 5 Star hotel, which is paid for by my employer."

    The moral of the story is:
    When you are young, speed and adrenaline seems to be great. But as you get older and wiser, comfort and peace are not to be despised either.
    This is called S.O.S. - Slower, Older, Smarter.
  • Rules Are Rules

    A makeshift temple had been built by jawans in a forward post area border and every evening they used to assemble there for puja.

    When the CO joined them one evening, he was surprised to find the image of Lord Krishna alone on the pedestal, without his consort Radha.

    "Where is Radha?" the Colonel asked.

    "Sir, She can't come here," the jawan replied.

    "Why she can't come here?" the CON asked.

    "Because it's a non- family station sir."

    Army is very strict about their rules... Even if it is for God!!!
  • Focus On Work

    A young Lieutenant pondering over a drink at the Officers' Mess asks his Commanding Officer, "Sir, despite my best efforts, I seem to be unable to earn commendations for my work and my ability does not seem to evolve ?"

    The Commanding Officer patiently answered: "Son, have you seen the gulls flying by the rising sun, with their wings alight, looking like they're on fire?"

    "Yes, my sir, I have."

    "And the sunlight, beautifully scattered across hundreds of tiny waves, across the eternity that makes up this endless ocean?"

    "Yes, sir, I have already witnessed it."

    "Then the moon... that kisses the calm waters, who in return reflects all of its enormous beauty?"

    "Yes, sir, I have also observed this marvelous phenomenon."

    "That is the problem. You keep watching all this nonsense instead of focusing on work."