|Army traditions and discipline run deep. A regiment had a new CO. On inspection he saw two soldiers guard a bench. He asked the reason.|
"We don't know, Sir The last CO told us to do so. It is a regimental tradition."
The CO searched for the phone number of the last last commander. He called him and got the reply.
"I don't know. The previous commander had the guards. I kept the tradition."
He went back another three COs and untill he located an 80 year old retired General.
"Excuse me, sir. I'm now the CO of your regiment which you commanded 50 years ago. I find two men assigned to guard a bench. Could you please tell me about the bench?"
Retired General, "What? Is the paint still wet?"