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12/6/2019 7:27:02 PM
Posted: 6/3/2008 9:03:43 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/3/2008 9:04:35 PM EST by PA452]
So I was in the hallway, and the company commander comes up to me holding a handful of change. I hold out my hand like I'll take it, and he pulls a penny out and says, "Why can you ask someone a penny for their thoughts, but they'll give you their two cents?"...

I said something just to humor him, and then said something along the lines of "Did you just come up with that sir?". He busted out laughing about it like it was the most hilarious thing he'd said all week.

I got back to my office and sent him a link to a wikianswers page that said:


If you put your two cents in and someone gives you a penny for your thoughts where does the other penny go?

Answer
Taxes


He responded to my email with:


Wow seriously, that is really out there..... Unbelievable.



I want to clue him in that my email wasn't exactly intended to be of great philosophical importance.
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 9:07:38 PM EST
'Whoa man.... like... whoa.."

*trips balls*
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 9:07:53 PM EST
sounds like he's easily amused
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 9:07:57 PM EST
Sounds to me like he was smoked out.
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 9:12:26 PM EST
Just reply and say something like..."Yes Sir, but good enough for a chuckle."
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 9:12:38 PM EST

Originally Posted By Billmanweh:
sounds like he's easily amused


At himself. How could he not realize my email was intended as a return of lightweight humor?

Maybe he really thinks one penny of it seriously goes to taxes...

Link Posted: 6/3/2008 9:13:07 PM EST

Originally Posted By 70satvert:
Sounds to me like he was smoked out.


I've always wondered why people say "smoked out".

Why isn't it "smoked in"?
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 9:13:09 PM EST
I remember seeing some of my CO's a bit confused, good God did they have to put up with a lot of shit. Every CO I had in C Co 84th Eng had a divorce while in Command. I remember asking my CO one time while I was assigned duty in the our Orderly room what his job was like, he explained the shit he had to do, he said many times he wished he could be out getting dirty like the enlisted as it would be a welcome break.

I did have one CO elsewhere who wasn't in touch with reality, I mean fucking out there. He played X-COM in his office all day.
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 9:14:57 PM EST
[Last Edit: 6/3/2008 9:15:27 PM EST by PA452]
This is the same CO that I once relayed a story to that I read on ARFCOM. In explaining that I got the story from a "gun forum I frequent", he said with a laugh, "You're not going to go walking into any high schools are you?"
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 9:16:58 PM EST

Originally Posted By eodtech2000:
I remember seeing some of my CO's a bit confused, good God did they have to put up with a lot of shit. Every CO I had in C Co 84th Eng had a divorce while in Command. I remember asking my CO one time while I was assigned duty in the our Orderly room what his job was like, he explained the shit he had to do, he said many times he wished he could be out getting dirty like the enlisted as it would be a welcome break.

I did have one CO elsewhere who wasn't in touch with reality, I mean fucking out there. He played X-COM in his office all day.


Best game evar!
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 9:17:43 PM EST

Originally Posted By PA452:
This is the same CO that I once relayed a story to that I read on ARFCOM. In explaining that I got the story from a "gun forum I frequent", he said with a laugh, "You're not going to go walking into any high schools are you?"



I remember your thread about that. I don't know why you even bothered sending him the joke.

Don't socialize with the dumb son-of-a-bitch. Carry out his lawful orders and avoid being his buddy.

p.s. Take my advice for what it is worth. I left the service as an E-4.
Link Posted: 6/3/2008 9:21:16 PM EST

Originally Posted By EternalVigilance:

Originally Posted By PA452:
This is the same CO that I once relayed a story to that I read on ARFCOM. In explaining that I got the story from a "gun forum I frequent", he said with a laugh, "You're not going to go walking into any high schools are you?"



I remember your thread about that. I don't know why you even bothered sending him the joke.

Don't socialize with the dumb son-of-a-bitch. Carry out his lawful orders and avoid being his buddy.

p.s. Take my advice for what it is worth. I left the service as an E-4.


True. But I'm already pretty anti-social around here as it is. I have to deal with him fairly often, so I try to keep a light atmosphere.
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