Humor for my Navy and Marine friends

Devil Doc

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A ship's engine failed and no one could fix it, so they brought in a guy with 40 years experience.

He inspected the engine very carefully, top to bottom.

After looking things over, the guy reached into his bag and pulled out a small hammer.

He gently tapped something. Instantly, the engine burst back into life.
The engine was fixed!

7 Days later the owners got his bill for $10,000.
"What?!" the owners said. "You hardly did anything. Send us an itemized bill."

The engine expert sent a reply that simply said:
Tapping with a hammer: $2
Knowing where to tap: $9,998

Don't ever underestimate experience.
 

OldRetSWO

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A ship's engine failed and no one could fix it, so they brought in a guy with 40 years experience.

He inspected the engine very carefully, top to bottom.

After looking things over, the guy reached into his bag and pulled out a small hammer.

He gently tapped something. Instantly, the engine burst back into life.
The engine was fixed!

7 Days later the owners got his bill for $10,000.
"What?!" the owners said. "You hardly did anything. Send us an itemized bill."

The engine expert sent a reply that simply said:
Tapping with a hammer: $2
Knowing where to tap: $9,998

Don't ever underestimate experience.
I know that is a sea story but I actually did witness something like this on my first ship.

We were new construction and out on our first sea trials. I was inside one of my gun mounts to witness a test and we
were experiencing a mysterious hydraulic issue. Within an hour, we had 10 or 15 tech reps and senior enlisted folks
in the space trying to figure out what was wrong. Tech manuals and piping diagrams were in heavy use but nobody, even
the manufacturer's two tech reps were making any headway when the shipyard's Chief Test Engineer came through the
hatch. Evidently he'd already heard what the symptoms were because little was said. He walked around the equipment
a couple of times looking upward at the maze of piping that the four separate hydraulic systems fed. Finally he looked
around and asked for an adjustable wrench. When it was handed to him, he reached up with it and whacked one of the
hydraulic lines where it had a check valve attached.

The problem was fixed and the test resumed. I would not believe it if I hadn't seen it with my own eyes.

This stuff really does happen sometimes.
 

Devil Doc

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I know we have some lawyers as members here, not counting sea lawyers, who I bet will find this funny.

A barber gave a haircut to a priest one day. The priest tried to pay for the haircut, but the barber refused, saying, you do Gods work. The next morning the barber found a dozen bibles at the door to his shop. A policeman came to the barber for a haircut, and again the barber refused to pay, saying, you protect the public. The next morning the barber found a dozen doughnuts at the door to his shop. A lawyer came to the barber for a haircut, and again the barber refused payment, saying, you serve the justice system. The next morning the barber found a dozen lawyers waiting for a free haircut.
 

Wishful

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This joke was originally told in Italian but here's the translation:

In a small town in Italy a stranger walked into the barbershop, counted the customers ahead of him saying, "One, Two, Three-good, I can make it" then left. No one knew what to make of it. The next week, the same thing happened, the stranger entered, counted the customers saying, "One, Two, Three-good, I can make it" then left. The barber told a customer, "Next week when he comes in, you follow him & let us know where he goes." Sure enough the next week the same thing happened, the stranger entered, counted the customers saying, "One, Two, Three-good, I can make it" then left. The customer followed him & returned a short time later. "Where did he go" asked the barber? "He went to your house" was the reply!;)
 
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