Submitted by John Ingram
Five cannibals were employed by the Coast
Guard as translators during one of the island campaigns during World War II.
When the Admiral of the task force welcomed the cannibals he said, "You're all part of our team now. We will compensate you well for your services, and you can eat any of the rations that the Coast Guardsmen are eating. So please don't indulge yourselves by eating Coast Guardsmen."
The cannibals promised.
Six weeks later the Admiral returned and said,
"You're all performing your duties well, However, one of our Chiefs has disappeared. Do any of you know what happened?"
The cannibals all shook their heads no.
After the Admiral left, the leader of the cannibals turned to the others and asked,
"Which of you idiots ate the Chief?"
A hand raised hesitantly, to which the leader of the cannibals replied,
"You fool! For six weeks we've been
eating Ensigns, Lieutenants, Lieutenant Commanders, and even one Commander and
no one noticed anything."
YOU had to go and eat a Chief"
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