This is my rendition of an old military joke. The original may date from Roman times...
THE CHAIN OF COMMAND AT WORKThe Colonel to the Major:
At 0900 tomorrow there will be an eclipse of the sun, something that does not happen every day. Parade the men in the company street in fatigues so they will be able to see this rare phenomenon. If it rains we will not be able to see anything, so march the men to the gym.
The Major to the Captain:By order of the colonel, tomorrow at 0900 there will be an eclipse of the sun in the company street. If it rains, which does not happen every day, we will not be able to see it, so march the men in fatigues to the gym.
The Captain to the Lieutenant:
The Lieutenant to the Sergeant:
The Sergeant to the Troops:
Comments Among the Privates: