Saturday, November 20, 2021

A Little Humor: Recalling U.S. Navy Chow

My wife and I had a big fight this morning. 

Last night, I complained about her cooking only one meal a day, which was dinner. 

I noted, not for the first time, that when I served in the U.S. Navy on the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk during the Vietnam War, we were served three full meals a day, plus MIDRATS (midnight rations). 

My wife suggested, somewhat forcefully, that I rejoin the Navy. 

She went to be bed mad, and I retreated to my basement den and fell asleep in the recliner. 

The next morning, she came downstairs and woke me cheerfully holding a tray that held my breakfast. 

The breakfast smelled great, but I ruined the mood and the meal by complaining. 

You see, the breakfast tray held coffee, orange juice, and a plate of bacon and eggs. 

But the breakfast tray lacked toast, and I was intolerant.   

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