A new retiree greeter at Wal-Mart just couldn't seem to get to work on time. Every day 5, 10, 15 minutes late. But he was a good worker, real sharp, good with people so the Boss was in a quandary about how to deal with it.
Finally, one day he called him into the office for a talk. "Charley, I have to tell you, I like your work ethic, you do a bang-up job, but your being late so often is
"Yes, I know Boss, and I am working on it."
"Well good, you are a team player. That's what I like to hear. It's odd though, your coming in late. I know you're retired from the Navy. What did they say if you came in late there?"
"They said, Good morning, Admiral."
Initially, The Old Salt thought the story could be about one of the levels of Chief Petty Officer found in the Navy. But he soon realized it could not be one of them, because they "are" the example.