Bazinga! (I told you so)
Ever have one of those Bazinga moments where you got to tell someone (usually in leadership) I told you so? (Yes, that is not the "right" thing to do, but it sure is a good feeling!)
Keesler circa 1999. Had a real dirtbag NPS Airman in my schoolhouse, academically just above sinking, militarily...well he had washed out of USN basic prior to getting in the USAF. Definitely not a keeper.
We had only 1 written test (open book) in the course back then (that's another story) so naturally he passed it, but was struggling on the hands on portion. I recommended elimination and separation; submitted the package to the TRG/CC for approval.
Got a call back from TRG/CC office (Capt gp exec type) that package was denied. It was nearly impossible to eliminate anyone from this schoolhouse at that time. This Airman "was one worth saving" was the answer.
Two days later, guess which Airman failed to salute TRG/CC? ...Guess which TRG/CCE called me to tell me said Airman needed counseling? Guess which MSgt said "Sir, that was the dirtbag I recommended elimination and TRG/CC said he was worth saving". Captain was speechless...Airman was later discharged due to issues (failure to adapt) over on the military training side.
"Never force a fart in Djibouti"..."Always marry your second wife first"..."If anyone says that you're not a team player, maybe they're on the wrong team"..."You can gold plate a turd and it's still a turd"