Wal-Mart Greeter

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Apex, Realtors

You  just have to appreciate this one.  Young  people forget that old people had a career  before they retired......

Charley, a  new retiree Senior-Worker at the store,  just couldn't seem to get to work on  time. Every day he was 5, 10, 15  minutes late. But he was a good worker, really  tidy, clean-shaven, sharp-minded and a real  credit to the company and obviously  demonstrating their "Older Person Friendly"  policies.

One day  the boss called him into the office for a  talk.

"Charley,  I have to tell you, I like your work ethic, you  do a great job - when you finally get  here; but your being late so often is quite bothersome."

"Yes, I  know boss, and I am working on  it."

"Well  good, you are a team player. That's what I like  to hear.”

“Yes sir,  I understand your concern and I’ll try  harder.”

Seeming  puzzled, the manager went on to comment, “It's  odd though your coming in late. I know you're  retired from the Armed Forces. What did they say  to you there if you showed up in the morning so  late and so often?"

The old  man looked down at the floor, then  smiled.
He  chuckled quietly, then said with a grin, "They  usually saluted and said, ‘Good morning, Admiral, can I get your coffee,  Sir?’”

Prior career

Comments (5)

David Shamansky
US Mortgages - David Shamansky - Highlands Ranch, CO
Creative, Aggressive & 560 FICO - OK, Colorado Mtg

Jack, this post is a slap in the face wake up call, to NOT judge others by appearance! WOW I dont know how you now this person but this is really a good thing to share and thank you for this. Next time you see this guy tell him thanks for his service... then AND now!!! 

Jun 21, 2011 07:00 AM
Jennifer Chiongbian
Specializing in all types of Manhattan apts & townhouses - Manhattan, NY
Real Estate Broker - NYC

That is a great story!  Goes to show you never know who people really are until you ask them.

Jun 21, 2011 07:14 AM
Cindy Jones
Integrity Real Estate Group - Woodbridge, VA
Pentagon, Fort Belvoir & Quantico Real Estate News

This one has been around the block a few times but it is still a good lesson for everyone to remember.  Until you spend a few mintues talking to someone you may not have a clue what type of life they've lived.  Don't judge without first exploring and understanding.

Jun 21, 2011 08:00 AM
Terry Sumner

Ummm...it's also not true. The Admiral in the bottom photo is Admiral Gary Roughead, born in 1951, recently retired.



This joke has been around for some time now with a number of different Admirals depicted in the bottom photo...

Jul 31, 2012 09:18 PM