Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Ol’ Chiefs Are Honorable

 

One day, while an Ol’ Navy Chief was cutting a branch of a tree above a river, his axe fell into the river. When he cried out, the Lord appeared and asked...

“Why are you crying?”

The Ol’ Chief replied that his axe had fallen into the water, and he needed the axe to make his living. The Lord went down into the water and reappeared with a golden axe.

“Is this your axe?” the Lord asked.

The Ol’ Chief replied, “No.”

The Lord again went down and came up with a silver axe.

“Is this your axe?” the lord asked.

Again the Ol’ Chief replied, “No.”

The Lord went down again and came up with an iron axe.

“Is this your axe?” the Lord asked.

The Ol’ Chief replied, “Yes.”

The Lord was pleased with the Ol’ Chief’s honesty and gave him all three axes to keep, and the Ol’ Chief went went on his merry way happy.

Sometime later the Ol’ Chief was walking with his wife along the riverbank, and his wife fell into the river. When he cried out, the Lord again appeared and asked him...

“Why are you crying?” “Oh Lord, my wife has fallen into the water!”

The Lord went down into the water and came up with Angelina Jolie.

“Is this your wife?” the Lord asked.

“Yes,” cried the Ol’ Chief.

The Lord was furious. “You lied! That is an untruth!”

The Ol’ Chief replied, “Oh, forgive me, my Lord. It is a misunderstanding. You see, if I had said ‘no’ to Angelina Jolie, you would have come up with Cameron Diaz. Then if I said ‘no’ to her, you would have come up with my wife. Had I then said ‘yes’ you would have given me all three. Lord, I am poor old seagoing Master Chief, and am not able to take care of all three wives in a way that they should be, so that’s why I said yes to Angelina Jolie.”

The moral of this story is: Whenever a Navy Chief lies, it is for a good and honorable reason, and for the benefit of others...  That’s my story, and I’m sticking to it.


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