Pitcher of Steam
by Jim Stanley MSC(SS), USS Chicago SSN-721 1989-92
As the Chief Cook and Bottle Washer aboard the UUS Chicago I was sometimes tasked with trying to develop some rather unsophisticated individuals. One such individual was Thomas Craven, MSSA(SU). 

As he was preparing the evening meal one of the steam jacket kettles started to malfunction (probably behind on PMS). He called me to the galley for assistance. Seeing a great opportunity, I told him that it was simply out of steam and that he should go to engine room lower level to as for a pitcher of steam. 

He started out of the galley, pitcher in hand, only to wheel quickly around as if he was on to me. I was about to speak, when he interjected, "Wait a minute! I need a lid for this thing!"

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