Humour in Uniform
Few civilians know what a quartermaster does. So during my aircraft carrier’s Family Day, I demonstrated a procedure called semaphore—I grabbed my flags and signalled an imaginary ship. Then I asked a little girl, “Now do you know what I do?”
She said, “You’re a cheerleader.”
Combat rules soldiers should know:
Never share a foxhole with anyone braver than you.
Never look important; the enemy may be low on ammo.
Never draw fire; it irritates everyone around you.
Never forget that your weapon is made by the lowest bidder.
As the wife of a serviceman with four young daughters, I doubted that “military brats” were different from civilian children. Then one day I was watching my two youngest playing with their doll houses. To my surprise, they loaded all the furniture from each house on to two toy trucks, pushed them across the room, switched houses and resumed normal play.
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“Well, well. Look who just flew in under the radar.”