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Monkey Business

Discussion in 'The Lighter Side' started by joegerardi, Jan 6, 2004.

  1. joegerardi

    joegerardi Lifetime Member Millennium Member

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    (You might be surprised to know this came to me from a navy sub commander)

    Monkey Business

    A tourist walked into a pet store and was looking at the animals on display.

    While he was there, a Master Chief from the local Naval Air Station walked in and said to the shopkeeper, "I'll take a 6252 monkey, please."

    The man nodded, went to a cage at the side of the store and took out a monkey. He put a collar and leash on the animal and handed it the Master Chief, saying, "That'll be $1,000." The "Top" paid and left with the monkey.

    Surprised, the tourist went to the shopkeeper and said, "That was a very expensive monkey. Most of them are only a few hundred dollars. Why did that one cost so much?"

    The shopkeeper answered, "Ah, that's a 6252 monkey, he can rig aircraft flight controls, score 300 on the PFT, professionally manage his shop and perform the duties of ASDO with no mistakes. It's well worth the money."

    The tourist spotted a monkey in another cage. "That one's even more expensive-- $10,000! What does it do?"

    "Oh, that one is a "Maintenance Supervisor" monkey; it can instruct at all levels of maintenance, supervise maintenance at the O, I, and D level, and even do most of the paperwork. A very useful monkey indeed," replied the shopkeeper.

    The tourist looked around a little longer and found a 7565 monkey in a cage. The price tag read, "$50,000". The shocked tourist exclaimed, "That one costs more than all the others put together! What in the world could it do?"

    "Well, I've never actually seen him do anything but drink beer and play with himself, but his papers say he's a fighter pilot.