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May 3, 2021 16:47:34   #
FRENCHY Loc: Stone Mountain , Ga
 
...tactful...next time OK?

The Captain called the Sergeant in. "Sarge, I just got a telegram that Smith's mother died yesterday. Better go tell him and send him in to see me." So the Sergeant calls for his morning formation and lines up all the troops. "Listen up, men," says the Sergeant. "Johnson report to Personnel to sign some papers. The rest of you men report to the Motor Pool for maintenance.

Oh, by the way, Smith, your mother died, report to the commander."

Later that day the Captain called the Sergeant into his office. "Hey, Sarge, that was a pretty cold way to inform Smith his mother died. Couldn't you be a bit more tactful, next time?" "Yes, sir," answered the Sarge.

A few months later, the Captain called the Sergeant in again with, "Sarge, I just got a telegram that James mother died. You'd better go tell him and send him in to see me.

This time be more tactful."

So the Sergeant calls for his morning formation. "Ok, men, fall in and listen up." "Everybody with a mother, take two steps forward... not so fast, James!"

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May 3, 2021 19:40:39   #
Beowulf
 
It is interesting how long-lived jokes can be. This joke was going around when I was in junior high, and I am almost 80 years old.

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May 4, 2021 05:40:54   #
Bruce M. Loc: Longueuil, Quebec, CANADA
 
Beowulf wrote:
It is interesting how long-lived jokes can be. This joke was going around when I was in junior high, and I am almost 80 years old.


That you are able to remember that far back is to appreciated. Congrats SIR!

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May 4, 2021 07:09:37   #
sumo Loc: Houston suburb
 
Beowulf wrote:
It is interesting how long-lived jokes can be. This joke was going around when I was in junior high, and I am almost 80 years old.


Ditto to Beowulf. I too am 80 and remember this story from years and years ago. I can remember jr hi. I just don’t remember yesterday

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May 4, 2021 07:23:25   #
DIRTY HARRY Loc: Hartland, Michigan
 
sumo wrote:
Ditto to Beowulf. I too am 80 and remember this story from years and years ago. I can remember jr hi. I just don’t remember yesterday


Why? What happened yesterday?

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May 4, 2021 07:30:48   #
sumo Loc: Houston suburb
 
DIRTY HARRY wrote:
Why? What happened yesterday?


Dont remember

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May 4, 2021 08:03:09   #
Stephan G
 
Beowulf wrote:
It is interesting how long-lived jokes can be. This joke was going around when I was in junior high, and I am almost 80 years old.


Um, does that mean that you JUST finished high school last year?

(Ducking!)


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May 4, 2021 09:30:09   #
Dannj
 
It’s likely that when it was first told the sergeant was a DI in Caveman Bootcamp. But it’s still funny🤪

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May 4, 2021 09:39:32   #
Dannj
 
Johnny Carson once did a bit where he was a comedian who was told he had to cut his act short because of time constraints. He thought all his jokes were great and couldn’t decide which jokes to take out so he just used the punchlines. Carson’s audience got every one of them.

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May 4, 2021 11:20:48   #
jerryc41 Loc: Catskill Mts of NY
 
Yes, definitely more tactful.

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May 4, 2021 14:17:23   #
PhotogHobbyist Loc: Bradford, PA
 
DIRTY HARRY wrote:
Why? What happened yesterday?


They say that memory is the second thing we lose as we age.





Don't ask me what is first, I can't remember.

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