De' fliengde Vuogtlänn'r

Observations, rants, etc. from a guy who really gets around.


One Day In The Orderly Room

One day, the Commander noticed that an inordinately high percentage of his people had signed up for Servicemen's Group Life Insurance (SGLI). He sought out the Orderly Room clerk responsible for the SGLI program and asked how he managed to get such a high rate of participation.

"Oh, sir, it was easy. I just tell the people that if you're killed in combat and don't have SGLI, all your family gets is barely enough money to bury you with. But if you do have it, they get $250,000. Then I ask 'Who do you think they're going to send into combat first?'."


Irony Of The Year

(...and the year is yet young.)

So I'm walking back to my apartment from the grocery store and I pass this SUV that's stopped for no apparent reason at the intersection where I turn the corner. Instead of walking in front of it, I walk behind -- taking note of the many stickers on the back.

As I get past and start up the street, I hear this voice saying "Do you know how to get into the apartment complex?". (Of course I do. Do you know how to say "Excuse me"?) Before I can even work up a more acceptable reply, the same voice -- dripping with sarcasm -- says "Thank you", and the SUV takes off.

The irony? On the back of the vehicle was a bumper sticker that says:

Mean People Suck

Gotta love it.