Reported for duty at my first Naval duty station. Head 1st class pulls me aside and says I'm the Nicky new guy and making coffee is my first duty from here on! Damn! And I don't drink coffee! So, I take a look at the big ole pot and notice there are coffee grains half way up the sides and about 3 inches deep! Yuck! Cleaned that baby out with a scouring pad, charged the pot and turned on the heat. About 15 mins later, all hell broke loose back in the break room! The 1st calls me back and chews my ass something fierce for the next 5 mins for cleaning out the pot and ruining the brew! (huh?) Then he informs me I will NEVER make coffee, again! Well, throw me in that briar patch, I thought. Sometimes, life takes some surprising turns.