|A Telephone Engineer In The Army|
|A telephone engineer called Bill joined the Army. As part of his basic training, he went out on the rifle range. He fired 99 shots at the target, and missed the target with every shot! His Drill Instructor tried to find out why. "What's the matter with you?" asked the DI. "Why can't you hit the target? What were you in civilian life?"|
"I was a telephone engineer," replied the new recruit, "and I don't know why I can't hit the target. Let me see..."
The telephone engineer checked his rifle, checked his rifle again, and checked his rifle a third time. He then put his finger in front of the muzzle, pulled the trigger, and blew the end of his finger off.
"Well," the engineer said, writhing in pain, "the bullets are leaving here fine. The trouble must be at the other end!"