The boss looked over my shoulder the other night and asked me since when had I become a Rear Admiral?
I explained that apparently you start out as an ensign and move up the ranks the more posts you do.
I also reminded her that even with my new ranking, she still refused to tug her forelock in the traditional naval mark of respect when she passed me on board Mico.
Without a moments hesitation she replied:
'Tell me when you make Grand Poo Bah and I might just resist kicking you in your rear - Admiral or no!