Saturday, October 22, 2011

Humour in Uniform

This definition of a staff officer is courtesy of a serving Royal Canadian Navy officer. I suppose it could fit the civilian equivalent--certain bureaucrats or middle management in private corporatations might come to mind:

"The typical staff officer is the man past middle life, spare, unwrinkled, intelligent, cold, passive, non-committal; with eyes like a cod-fish, polite in contact but at the same time unresponsive, cool, calm and as damnably composed as a concrete post or a plaster-of-Paris cast; a human petrifaction with a heart of feldspar and without charm or the friendly germ; minus bowels, passion or a sense of humour. Happily they never reproduce and all of them finally go to hell." - Anonymous

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