Air Force Recruiter
A U. S. Air Force base was opened for recruitment for all eligible men and
women. The Chief of Staff with his aides were on hand to do the interviews.
Two twin brothers, who looked as if they had just stepped off a Marine
Corps recruiting poster, came in for interviews.
The Chief of Staff stuck out his hand and introduced himself. He looked at
the first young man and asked, "Son, what skills can you bring to the
The young man looked at him and said, “I’m a pilot!”
The General got all excited, turned to an aide, and said, “Get him in
today, all the paperwork done, everything, do it!” The aide hustled the
young man off.
The General looked at the second young man and asked, “What
skills can you bring to the Air Force?”
The young man said, “I chop wood!”
“Son,” the General replied, “we don’t need wood choppers in
the Air Force. What do you know how to do?”
“I chop wood!”
“Young man,” huffed the General, “you are not listening to me.
We don’t need wood choppers. This is the 21st century!”
“Well,” the young man said, “you hired my brother!”
“Of course we did,” said the General. “He’s a pilot!”
The young man rolled his eyes and said,
“But I have to chop it before he can pile it!”