[Ads-l] officer

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Tue Dec 14 06:55:59 EST 2021


>From an even more distinguished source: MSNBC's Nicolle Wallace, former
White House Director of Communications for George W. Bush.

"I hope Officer Waldron was listening to you just now."

For "Colonel."

JL



On Thu, Jul 19, 2018 at 11:46 PM Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:

> > In Stripes?
>
> No. In reality. When I said that the dialogue was "totally authentic, word
> for word," I was speaking from personal experience.
>
> On Thu, Jul 19, 2018 at 12:49 PM Andy Bach <afbach at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > > There's also an "I hate civilians!" rant that I no longer recall.
> >
> > In Stripes?  I don't remember that one.  But then, I've only seen the
> > movie 50 times ;->
> >
> >
> > On Thu, Jul 19, 2018 at 12:33 AM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:
> >
> >> "Yes sir", only Cruise answers, weakly.
> >> "I can't hear you!", shouts Sgt Hulka.
> >> "Yes Sir!" all the newly enlisted men shout.
> >> "You don't say sir to me - I'm a sergeant. I work for a living."
> >> "Yes sergeant!!"
> >> "That's better."
> >>
> >> Totally authentic, word for word. Those were the good old days! There's
> >> also an "I hate civilians!" rant that I no longer recall.
> >>
> >> On Wed, Jul 18, 2018 at 4:20 PM Andy Bach <afbach at gmail.com> wrote:
> >>
> >> > On Tue, July 17, 2018 Mark Mandel mark.a.mandel at gmail.com wrote:
> >> > > The officer opened it and looked up
> >> > at me, and I said, "Excuse me, officer"-- then I noticed the triple
> >> chevron
> >> > pin on his collar-- "I beg your pardon, *sergeant*-- may I ask what's
> >> > happening here?" He grinned as he answered me.
> >> >
> >> > "Yes sir", only Cruise answers, weakly.
> >> > "I can't hear you!", shouts Sgt Hulka.
> >> > "Yes Sir!" all the newly enlisted men shout.
> >> > "You don't say sir to me - I'm a sergent. I work for a living."
> >> > "Yes sargent!!"
> >> > "That's better."
> >> > Stripes
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > On Wed, Jul 18, 2018 at 12:27 PM, Mark Mandel <
> mark.a.mandel at gmail.com>
> >> > wrote:
> >> >
> >> > > On Tue, Jul 17, 2018, 8:07 PM Jonathan Lighter <
> >> wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
> >> > > wrote:
> >> > >
> >> > > > So true. But as a civvy, wouldn't you address any member of the
> fuzz
> >> > > (gotta
> >> > > > revive that word!) as "Officer"?
> >> > > >
> >> > >
> >> > > Not if I see and recognize their rank insignia. Understandably, they
> >> seem
> >> > > to appreciate proper address.  One time in NYC there was something
> >> > > happening on the street, maybe a demonstration or a block closed
> off.
> >> > There
> >> > > was a police car standing nearby, and the officers inside looked
> >> relaxed,
> >> > > so I knocked on the passenger window. The officer opened it and
> >> looked up
> >> > > at me, and I said, "Excuse me, officer"-- then I noticed the triple
> >> > chevron
> >> > > pin on his collar-- "I beg your pardon, *sergeant*-- may I ask
> what's
> >> > > happening here?" He grinned as he answered me.
> >> > >
> >> > > Mark Mandel
> >> > >
> >> > > >
> >> > >
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> >> >
> >> >
> >> >
> >> > --
> >> >
> >> > a
> >> >
> >> > Andy Bach,
> >> > afbach at gmail.com
> >> > 608 658-1890 cell
> >> > 608 261-5738 wk
> >> >
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> >>
> >>
> >> --
> >> -Wilson
> >> -----
> >> All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
> >> come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
> >> -Mark Twain
> >>
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> >>
> >
> >
> >
> > --
> >
> > a
> >
> > Andy Bach,
> > afbach at gmail.com
> > 608 658-1890 cell
> > 608 261-5738 wk
> >
>
>
> --
> -Wilson
> -----
> All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
> come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
> -Mark Twain
>
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