Having just moved into his new office, a pompous, new colonel
was sitting at his desk when an airman knocked on the door.
Conscious of his new position, the colonel quickly picked up
the phone, told the airman to enter, then said into the phone,
Yes, General, Ill be seeing him this afternoon and
Ill pass along your message. In the meantime, thank you
for your good wishes, sir.
Feeling as though he had sufficiently impressed the young
enlisted man, he asked, What do you want?
Nothing important, sir, the airman replied,
just here to hook up your telephone.