A Probably True Military Story
General Soandso was flying on his own Pentagon supplied plane. He landed in Greenland in the middle of the night, when it was well below zero degrees outside. A kid who just got to the base a few days before that was pumping the sewage out of the plane. The General thought that the kid was working too slowly and he yelled at the kid, "Hurry up! I'm on a schedule! If you don't work faster, I'll have you punished!" The kid replied, "Sir, I just finished boot camp last week. It's the middle of the night. It's below zero. And I'm pumping sewage, How do you propose to punish me?"