Sharing one of the widely told story in the Fauj.
The cycle was a beauty (the way motorbikes/cars are today) but didn’t have a carrier at the back.
So the Officer sent his orderly to get one fixed.
When the cycle came back with the carrier fitted, the Young Officer noted that the stand was missing.
He went to the CSD authorized cycle dealer and asked him why the stand had been removed.
He was told, “Sahib-ji, Fauj me ek hi cheeze mil sakti hai- Career ya Stand.
Agar stand loge to Career khatam or agar career banana hai to stand kabhi mat lena.”