I was working in Army security when a VIP from another base called to ask to whom he should address an important letter. Knowing my tough-to-spell last name would give him fits, I said, "Just put down Sergeant Gary, as my last name is too hard." The next day, I received a letter addressed to Sgt. Gary Toohard. G. C., via mail
That's like the new sergeant, reading from the roll call list his corporal had given him; he was going through, one by one, getting the chorus of "Here, Sir." as expected, one at a time, until he got tot he last name on the page, & he repeated "Sibak?" getting angrier & angrier that one of his privates should not have showed up.
Finally his corporal came up to him, flipped the page for him, & the sarge was able to finish roll call with hardly a titter in front of him. (they weren't stupid, these new grunts)
Bonus topical punny because I can:
Drill Sergeant: I didnĘt see you at the camouflage drill today Soldier: Sir! Thank You, Sir!
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* Origin: The Rusty MailBox - Penticton, BC Canada (1:153/757)