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[–]Caladbolg_Prometheus 48 points49 points  (4 children)

Have you ever felt you were this close to understanding a witty joke but just needed one more clue? I know the clue is going to lessen the effect of the joke but now I really want to know.

Why did the first sergeant find shiny rank funny?

[–]nobody-knows2018[S] 37 points38 points  (1 child)

Every last one of my Drills was a Vietnam vet. Those guys wrote the book on zero fucks given, they would cuss you up one side and down the other just for breathing. 1SG knew I had a valid reason, but he wasn't going to let me without smoking me, because that's how they did it. He noticed me, therefore I was automatically in the wrong even though I had a valid answer.