One day, the old Chief noticed a new seaman and barked at him.
“Come here!” What’s your name? “It was the first thing the Chief asked the new guy.
“Paul.” The new guy answered.
The elderly Chief scowled.
“Look, I don’t know what kind of bleeding-heart, liberal pansy stuff they’re teaching sailors in training camp today, but I don’t call anyone by their first name. It breeds familiarity and that leads to a breakdown in authority. I only call them by their last only – Smith, Jones, Baker – That’s all. I am to be referred to only as Chief. Do I make myself clear?”
“Aye, aye, Chief.”
“Good! Now that we got that straight, what is your last name?”
The new guy sighed and said.
“Darling. My name is Paul Darling, Chief.”
“Okay………….. Paul,……..here’s what I want you to do.”
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