We were renovating our officers’ mess and wanted to give appropriate names for the dining room, cards room, lounge and bar. While most of them had routine names, worth mentioning is the bar which was finally christened ‘Bottle Ground’.
Capt. Madhusudhana Rao, Bengaluru
After retiring from the army, I joined Nestlé as a security manager. The first week on the job, I was asked to email instructions related to the security of the building to all heads of department (HODs). Being computer illiterate, I ended up sending the email to all Nestlé HODs all over the world. Next morning, one of them replied, “Colonel, welcome to the Nestlé family. But this is not your rifle, aim carefully before firing.”
Col. Pradeep Jawanda, Ludhiana
An army officer serving in an insurgency area was home on leave. Once while resting, he heard his two children scream, “It’s mine! It’s mine!” He jumped out of his bed, dashed towards them and shouted, “Don’t step on it! Let me defuse it first!”
Bethanabelli Varun Kumar, Odisha