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快速反應

  我和連長在面試我們炮兵部隊偵察中士一職的候選人。被選的士兵要求有敏銳的觀察力及快速的反應力。在一次面試時,連長指著一英里外的一座小山問一名年輕的中士:「你能看見那座山嗎?」

  「是的,長官。」他回答道。

  「你能看見那座山上的無線電天線嗎?」那士兵又說他能。「那麼,」連長接著說:「你能看見停在天線上的那隻鳥嗎?」

  那名中士身體前傾,眼睛瞇成一條縫。「看不見,長官,」他說,「但我聽見它在唱歌。」

  他得到了那份工作。

Quick Reaction

My battery commander and I were interviewing candidates for a position as reconnaissance sergeant in our artillery unit. The selected soldier needed to have keen eyesight, plus the ability to react quickly. During one interview, the commander pointed to a hill about a mile away and asked a young sergeant, "Can you see that hill over there?"

"Yes, sir." he replied.

"Can you see the radio antenna on that hill?" Again, the soldier said that he could. "Well, then," the commander went on, "Can you see that bird sitting on the antenna?"

The sergeant leaned forward and squinted. "No, sir," he said, "but I can hear it is singing."

He got the job.