The Marine 3-star general in charge of the joint office called his
entire staff in for an indoctrination meeting. When they were all inside, the
general had his aide close the door and said, "If you're going to work in this
office, you need to have COMMITMENT, each and every one of you. Nothing is more
He then said to his aide, "Let him go." The aide opened up the door to a side
office, and in ran a 7-foot long alligator, snarling and snapping.
The general looked straight at his new people and said "You're each going to
have to demonstrate COMMITMENT."
He then undid his belt and dropped his trousers around his knees. Immediately
the alligator ran up and sunk his teeth right into the general's family jewels
and held on tight. The general winced, but instantly composed himself and
shouted, "This is COMMITMENT!"
He waited several seconds more, then took two of his fingers and jabbed the
alligator in both eyes. The gator flipped over on his back, jumped up, and ran
into the corner of the office, glaring angrily at the general.
"That, my friends, is COMMITMENT. Which one of you is ready to demonstrate his
There was much shuffling of feet and murmuring. Finally an AF fighter pilot
stepped forward and said, "I will sir, if you promise not to poke me in the