Motor Pool Phonecall

The phone rang at the motor pool and an authoritative voice demanded to know how many vehicles were operational.

Jim answered, “We’ve got twelve trucks, ten utilities, three staff cars and that Bentley the big fat Colonel swanks around in.”

There was a stony silence for a second or two.

“Do you know who you are speaking to?”

“No,” said Jim.

“It is the so-called big fat colonel you so insubordinately referred to.”

“Well, do you know who you are talking to?”

“No,” roared the colonel.

“Well thank goodness for that!,” Jim said as he hung up the phone.