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why do those monkeys cost so much?

Discussion in 'The Lighter Side' started by lethal tupperwa, Nov 26, 2002.

  1. lethal tupperwa

    lethal tupperwa

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    Maintenance Monkey




    A tourist walked into a pet store and was looking at the animals on display.
    While he was there, a Command Sergeants Major (CSM) from the local airfield
    walked in and said to the shopkeeper, "I'll take a 6114 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 CSM saying,
    "That'll be $1,000." The CSM 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 6114 monkey, he can rig aircraft flight
    controls, score 300 on the APFT, set up a perimeter defense and perform the
    duties of any warrant officer with no back talk or complaints. 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 unit, intermediate, and
    Depot 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 third 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 Pilot