Can’t Muster Up The Sanity

| Working | May 5, 2015

(Onboard Navy ships, it’s requirement to submit a daily ‘muster report’ to the chain of command. The report details who is present, absent, on leave, etc., so that each person is accounted for. A fellow sailor gets a visit from the division officer (divo).)

Divo: “[SAILOR]! WHY DIDN’T YOU SEND IN THE MUSTER REPORT?!”

Sailor: “Sir? I sent it in this morning right after quarters.”

Divo: “NO, YOU DIDN’T! THEY NEVER RECEIVED IT! WHY DIDN’T YOU SEND IT IN?!”

Sailor: *checks email logs* “There it is, sir. The email time/date stamp matches.”

Divo: *scowl* “Well, why didn’t you call them up to make sure they got it?”

Sailor: “…”

Divo: “Well, from now on you have to call them up after you send the email to make sure they get it.”

(So, yes, even though [Sailor] had sent the report in on time, and had never had a glitch like that before, Divo still felt it was “his fault” for it not showing up on time. And to be honest, the ship’s admins didn’t appreciate Divo’s orders either since [Sailor] indeed called them up every time he sent in the muster report, especially since we were just one division out of a hundred, at least.)

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