Thursday, March 11, 2010

Change

An Old Sea Story

There's an old sea story in the Navy about a ship's Captain who inspected his sailors, and afterward told the Chief Boatswain that his men smelled bad. The Captain suggested perhaps it would help if the sailors would change underwear occasionally.

The Chief responded, "Aye, aye sir, I'll see to it immediately!"

The Chief went straight to the sailors berth deck and announced, "The Captain thinks you guys smell bad and wants you to change your underwear." He continued, "Pittman, you change with Jones, McCarthy, you change with Witkowski, and Brown, you change with Schultz. Now GET TO IT!"

THE MORAL OF THE STORY IS:

Someone may come along and promise "Change", but don't count on things smelling any better.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Everyone needs a chuckle !!! This was funny, but it shows how things can be taken out of context.

Anonymous said...

I don't know how homosexuality has become mainstream in America. There are television shows geared and hosted by gays, and radio programs specifically for gay listeners. No where in any holy book is the filthy practice of homosexual-ism condoned. How has America been led astray? If these politicians "we" elect are true believers of their religious faith, how does a majority of Congress pass bills advocating horrific homosexuality?

Ricky, NJ

Anonymous said...

Who mentioned homosexuality, Ricky?

Anonymous said...

Lame...

NorwegianHeat said...

Good story, Mr. Robb. Just try not to forget that this can easily apply to the changes you'd like to make to this country as well.

“If these politicians ‘we’ elect are true believers of their religious faith, how does a majority of Congress pass bills advocating horrific homosexuality?”

Good question, Ricky—especially after the controversy surrounding Roy Ashburn as he publicly addressed his previously undisclosed homosexuality last week. I have some theories I’ll try to string together:

1) Perhaps homosexuality is not as “horrific” to all Americans as it is to you. I’m heterosexual, and from my perspective, yes, homosexuality seems “unnatural” to me—it provides no means of reproduction in itself. I can understand the bi-sexual orientation better—a bi-sexual person might still be open to engaging in traditional means of reproduction, and simply enjoys the recreational aspects of the lifestyle, but it still honestly seems a little weird.

With that said, it really isn’t my business how others conduct themselves when it comes to their sexual desires. I’m not harmed by homosexuality—it doesn’t affect my ability to live my own personal life—so it would be a bit silly to be seriously offended over the private lives of homosexuals. It isn’t my place to judge them. Further, I would be overstepping my bounds by condemning their behavior or trying to change it. I cannot force homosexuals to live as I see fit anymore than I can anyone else whose lifestyle or beliefs I see as “horrific”—like racists and bigots.

While it may seem unnatural to you or I—from the homosexual perspective, their conduct is perfectly natural. We need to remember that we live our lives only—we can’t choose anyone's path for them. So—

Anonymous said...

Is this blogpost critical to the fact of Obama being a black man or is it against his politics?