Hu­mor in Uni­form

Reader's Digest - - Contents - E. M., via rd.com

I WAS IN A RESTAU­RANT hav­ing lunch when I no­ticed four men dressed in cam­ou­flage uni­forms seated nearby. I’m proud of the men and women who serve our coun­try, so I walked over to the group and said, “I just want to thank you for your ser­vice, and it would be an honor to buy your lunch.”

One man put down his fork, looked up, and said, “We ap­pre­ci­ate that, ma’am; thank you. But we’re not in the mil­i­tary. We’re on a hunt­ing trip.”

RE­NEE SETTLEMIRES, Enid, Oklahoma MY FAM­ILY went to a mi­nor-league base­ball game while I was sta­tioned at the Ma­rine base in Quan­tico, Vir­ginia. My mother de­cided it would be a great idea to mail me a base­ball cap signed by the team.

“It’s for my daugh­ter who couldn’t come,” she ex­plained to the play­ers. “She’s in Guan­tá­namo.” Send us your fun­ni­est mil­i­tary anec­dote or news story—it might be worth $$$! For de­tails, go to rd.com/sub­mit.

“Some­thing tells me you haven’t mas­tered the art of putting your ri­fle back to­gether, sol­dier.”

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