Pride Comes Before A Fall

A blowhard Air Force major was promoted to colonel and received a brand-new office. His first morning behind the desk, an airman knocked on the door and asked to speak to him. After telling him to come in, the colonel felt an urge to impress the young airman, so he picked up his phone and said, "Yes, General, I'll get that to the President immediately. Goodbye, sir."

Then, turning to the airman, he barked, "Now what do you want?"

"Nothing important," the airman said, "I just came to install the telephone."