Having just moved into his new office, a pompous, new Commander was sitting at his desk when an seaman knocked on the door. Conscious of his new position, the Commander quickly picked up the phone, told the seaman to enter, then said into the phone, "Yes, Admiral, I'll be seeing him this afternoon and I'll pass along your message. In the meantime, thank you for your good wishes, sir." Feeling as though he had sufficiently impressed the young enlisted man, he asked, "What do you want?"
"Nothing important, sir," the seaman replied, "just here to hook up your telephone."