Axe and Note Story
An old fable. Possibly not true, but funny none the less. There are many variations, but with a similiar aim:
One of the blokes gives a nig a huge axe to sharpen. Another one of the blokes gives the same nig (while he's still holding the axe]] a note, to go to the chief clerk, about his pay. He informs the nig that he's not allowed to read the note and he's to go straight there. He can sharpen the axe afterwards. nig delivers note which says "give me all the money, or I'll chop your head off". Much hilarity ensues.
Variations include going to the CSM carrying a selection of weapons and a note for him saying "give me my fucking leave or..."