The captain or as he was called by us troops
Tweedledumb. He was our AOIC.
This was one of those rare occusions when
the door to the front office was open. We called it the green
door. The gunny also had his desk in there.
The captain was stupid. This story should
During the previous winter it had snowed
at the base. I took a photograph of the headquarters building
covered in snow. It was published in the Windsock and I soon started
getting requests for the photo. I made several 11x14 inch prints
and kept them handy and handed them out to those who wanted one.
Wasn't legal but did it anyway.
A warrent offier (WO) in our office asked
for one. He was one of the good guys and so I decided to have
a little fun with him. I told him that I was very busy and would
get a print made when I could but that it would take a while.
He agreed and told me to take my time.
I walked out the office and when I was
out of his site I ran as fast as I could to the photo-lab, grabed
a print, and ran back to the office.
After getting my wind back I claimly walked
back in and handed the print to the WO and asked him to forgive
me for taking so long. The WO had a good laugh and thanked me
for the picture.
Tweedledumb was standing there and he commented
that the negative for the print must be from a large format camera.
I told him no, I was using a 35mm camera. He didn't believe me.
The WO tried to assure him that this was the case but he still
I then went back to the photo-lab and returned
with the contact sheet of 35mm negatives with the questioned picture
included. He still didn't believe and acused the WO and myself
of trying to play a trick on him.
I gave up. The captain was just plain stupid.