Friday, May 31, 2019
A Little Humor: An Elderly Retired Naval Officer
Two young buck naval officers who thought they were hotshots were making fun of an elderly retired naval officer napping in a chair under the tropical sun outside of the officer’s club at the U.S. naval station at Subic Bay in the Philippines in the 1970s.
“Hey, old timer,” one of the young officers asked the retired officer, “When was the last time you had sex with a woman?”
Both young officers were laughing as the elderly officer sucked on his pipe and thought about it.
“1945,” the elderly officer finally said.
They roared with laughter and then one of the young officers said, “1945? Are you kidding me? How can you even remember that long ago?”
The elderly, retired naval officer looked at his watch and said, “It’s only 2100 now…”
Note: The above photo is of director John Ford, a Navy captain during WWII, as he directs the classic war film, They Were Expendable, in the Philippines.