Stepping on your d***
Otherwise known as "How to keep your damn fool mouth shut."
Rumor has it (and this is only a rumor) that a certain LieutenantActing Commander was bragging around that he was going to get the Commander's spot in either 004, 005 or 153 (SOS.) This LT had the date of this upcoming promotion and everything all lined up. Now, the word filtering down from 35th Street is that the only way this LT is going to get promoted is if the Superintendent resigns or dies. True? Not True? Who knows?!!? The lesson here though is "Shut the f*** up if you're going to get something soon and it ain't on paper yet."
Here endeth the lesson.