In- fight­ing

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Two Marines boarded a quick shut­tle flight out of Dal­las headed for Hous­ton. One sat in the win­dow seat, the other in the mid­dle seat.

Just be­fore take­off, an Army sol­dier got on and took the aisle seat next to the two Marines. The sol­dier kicked off his shoes, wig­gled his t oes and was set­tling in when the Marine in the win­dow seat said, “I think I’ll get up and get a Coke.”

“No prob­lem,” said the sol­dier. “I’ll get it for you.”

While he was gone, the Marine picked up the sol­dier’s shoe and spat in it. When the sol­dier re­turned with the Coke, the Marine in the mid­dle seat said, “That looks good. I think I’ll have one, too.”

Again, the sol­dier oblig­ingly went to fetch it and, while he was gone, the Marine picked up the sol­dier’s other shoe and spit in it. The sol­dier re­turned with a drink for the sec­ond Marine, and they all sat back and en­joyed the rest of the short flight to Hous­ton.

As the plane was land­ing, the sol­dier slipped his feet into his shoes and knew im­me­di­ately what had hap­pened.

“How long must this go on?” the sol­dier asked. “This f ighting be­tween our ser­vices? This ha­tred? This an­i­mos­ity? This spit­ting in shoes and pee­ing in Cokes?”

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