Sergeant

@mofelorn (611)
Philippines
April 24, 2007 3:20am CST
The Captain called the Sergeant in. "Sarge I just got a telegram. Private Jones' mother died yesterday. Better go tell him and send him in to see me." So the Sergeant calls for his morning formation and lines up all the troops. "Listen up, men," says the s Sergeant. "Johnson report to the mess hall for KP. Smith, report to Personnel to sign some papers. The rest of you men report to the Motor Pool for maintainance. Oh by the way, Jones, your mother died, report to the commander." Later that day the Captain celled the Sergeant into his office. "Hey, Sarge that was a pretty called way to inform Jones his mother died. Couldn't you be a more tactful; next time?" "Yes, sir" the Sergeant replied. A few months later, the Captain called called the Sergeant in again with, "Sarge, I just got tlegram. Private McGrath's mother died. You'd better go tell him and send him in to see me. This time be more tactful." So the Sergeant calls for his morning formation. "Ok, men, fall in and listen up. Everybody with a mother, takes two steps forward -- NOT SO FAST, McGRATH!" Are you a tactful or tactless person?
2 responses
@axelady (145)
• Portugal
24 Apr 07
Very nice morbid joke... Well being tactful is important, but a bad news hurts anyway. I think giving a bad news to somebody in a tactful mode shows that you respect that person and you do care for what it happened.
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@mofelorn (611)
• Philippines
24 Apr 07
You're absolutely right axelady.
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@axelady (145)
• Portugal
24 Apr 07
I saw that you asked me to be added as your friend and i pressed "deny" but it was by mistake and i apologise for it. I didn't refuse anyone. I tried to repare my mistake and i added you as my friend ...so the request is pending. It's up to you now.
@ellie26 (4128)
• Malaysia
24 Apr 07
I can be tactful sometimes but most of the time I am not tactful.
@mofelorn (611)
• Philippines
24 Apr 07
Why did you say so?