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A fellow walked into a pet store and was looking at the animals on
While he was there, a Master Chief Petty Officer from the local
Naval Air Station walked in and said to the shopkeeper, "I'd like a
line service monkey, please."
The clerk nodded, went to a cage at the side of the store and took
out a monkey. He put a collar and leash on the animal and handed it to
the Chief, saying, "That'll be $1,000." The Chief paid and left with
Surprised, the fellow went to the shopkeeper and said, "That was a
very expensive monkey. Most of them are only a few hundred dollars.
Why did that one cost so much?"
The shopkeeper answered, "Ah-----that was a line service monkey. He
can park, fuel, and service all Naval aircraft, conduct all required
ground ops testing, rig aircraft flight controls, and all with no
mistakes. He is also trained in all carrier flight deck ops. He's well
worth the money."
With his interest peaked, the fellow looked around and spotted a
Monkey in another cage with a $10,000 price tag. "That one's even more
Expensive! What can it do?"
"Oh, that one is a "Maintenance Supervisor" monkey.
She can instruct at all levels of aircraft maintenance, supervise
all corrective and preventive maintenance programs, supervise a crew
of Maintainers, and even do most of the paperwork. A very useful
monkey indeed," replied the shopkeeper.
The guy looked around a little longer and found a third monkey in a
cage. The price tag read, "$50,000". Holy crap! What does this one
"Well, the shopkeeper said, I've never actually seen him do anything
but drink beer, screw the girl monkeys, and play with his pecker, but
his Papers say he's a pilot."