On one of my submarines I used to take the duty so that I wouldn't have to go to the command Christmas party.
The junior officers thought I was cool for helping them out, the other department heads were jealous (I wrote the duty roster), and the XO was just annoyed by my behavior. Luckily the CO had already given up on me or was too involved with inviting VIPs to
raise his profile give everyone a chance to talk to the brass.
I thought the gag gifts were borderline. But when people had to put on skits, I was done.
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