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E-RFD: The New Colonel

   Date:  Thu, 18 Oct 2007 12:52:55 EDT 
   From:  Winstonone@aol.com 

 Having just moved into  his new office, a pompous, new colonel was sitting  at his desk when an airman knocked on the door.  Conscious of his  new position, the colonel quickly picked up the phone,   told the airman to enter, then said into the phone, "Yes, General,  I'll be seeing him this afternoon and I'll pass along  your message. In the meantime, thank you for your good  wishes, sir."

 Feeling as though  he had sufficiently impressed the young enlisted man, he asked, "What do you want?"

"Nothing important, sir," the airman replied,  "I'm just here  to hook up your  telephone."

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