Marine officer was in a car accident, but due to the heroics of
another young officer the only permanent injury was to both ears,
which were subsequently amputated. Since he wasn't physically
impaired he remained in the military and eventually became a General.
He remained, however, very sensitive about his appearance.
One day the new General was interviewing three young officers
for the position of his personal aide. The first officer was
a Artillery Officer and it was a great interview. At the end
the General asked him, "Do you notice anything different
The young artilleryman answered, "Why yes. I couldn't
help but notice you have no ears."
The General got very angry at this lack of tact and threw
The second interview was with a female Supply Officer, and
she was even better than the first officer, and with a better
file. The General asked her the same question, "Do you
notice anything different about me?"
She replied, "Well, you have no ears."
The General threw her out also.
The third interview was with a Tank Officer. He was articulate,
looked extremely sharp and seemed to know more than the other
two officers put together. The General wanted this guy, and
went ahead with the same question, "Do you notice anything
different about me?"
To his surprise the Tanker said, "Yes, you wear contact
The General was impressed and thought, what an incredibly
observant young officer, and he didn't mention my ears.
"And how do you know that?" the General asked.
The Tanker replied, "Well, it's pretty hard to wear
glasses with no freakin ears."