No Appointment Necessary

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Sunday, 4 September 2011

Waiting to have a physical at the base hospital in Cherry Point, N.C., I overheard a Marine Corps warrant officer try unsuccessfully to get the medical personnel to issue him new eyeglasses without an appointment. Just then, a two-star general came into the room, and the warrant officer snapped sharply to attention, greeting him, "Good morning, Colonel."

"Mister," the general replied, "If you can't tell a two-star general from a colonel, you better get some glasses."

The warrant officer didn't have to wait for an appointment.

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