When I signed up for interstellar expansion duty, I never expected to be placed on rubbish detail. Yes, I know. I shouldn’t have assumed I’d be the next world conquerer, but I scored in the top twenty percent of the new recruits.
Except on ‘attitude.’
I could have complained, but why? I placed in the top one percent on ‘ability to learn and adapt.’ I embraced the opportunity and the promotions that followed.
Today, as I issue the order to attack the enemy fleet, I smile at my good fortune.
It’s amazing how much dirt you discover in the officers’ trash.