The chief of staff of the US Air Force decided
that he would
personally intervene in the recruiting crisis affecting all of our
armed services. He directed a nearby Air Force base that will be
opened and that all eligible young men and women be
As he and his staff were standing near a brand new F-15 Fighter, a
pair of twin brothers who looked like they had just stepped off a
Marine Corps recruiting poster walked up to them. The chief of
staff walked up to them, stuck out his hand and introduced
He looked at the first young man and asked, "Son, what skills can
bring to the Air Force?"
The young man looks at him and says, "I'm a
The general gets all excited, turns to his aide and says, "Get him
in today, all the paper work done, everything, do
The aide hustles the young man off. The general looks at the second
young man and asked, "What skills to you bring to the Air
The young man says, "I chop wood!"
"Son," the general replies, "we don't need wood choppers in the Air
Force, what do you know how to do?"
"I chop wood!"
"Young man," huffs the general, "you are not listening to me, we
don't need wood choppers, this is the 20th
"Well," the young man says, "you hired my
"Of course we did," says the general, "he's a
The young man rolls his eyes and says, "Dang it, I have to chop it
before he can pile it!"