December 21, 2005


A crusty old Sergeant Major found himself at a gala event, hosted by a local liberal arts college. There was no shortage of extremely young, idealistic ladies in attendance, one of whom approached the Sergeant Major for conversation.

She said, "Excuse me, Sergeant Major, but you seem to be a very serious man. Is something bothering you?"

"Negative, ma'am," the Sergeant Major said, "Just serious by nature."

The young lady looked at his awards and decorations and said, "It looks like you have seen a lot of action."

The Sergeant Major's short reply was, "Yes, ma'am, a lot of action."

The young lady, tiring of trying to start up a conversation, said, "You know, you should lighten up a little. Relax and enjoy yourself."

The Sergeant Major just stared at her in his serious manner.

Finally the young lady said, "You know, I hope you don't take this the wrong way, but when is the last time you had sex?"

The Sergeant Major looked at her and replied, "1955."

She said, "Well, there you are. You really need to chill out and quit taking everything so seriously! I mean, no sex since 1955! Isn't that a little extreme?"

The Sergeant Major, glancing at his watch, said in his matter-of-fact voice, "You think so? It's only 2130 now."

Posted by: Ted at 12:08 PM | category: Square Pegs
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1 LOL! I'm telling that one at the Christmas party!

Posted by: Tuning Spork at December 21, 2005 09:53 PM (LP4ji)

2 Rimshot!

Posted by: Jim - PRS at December 21, 2005 10:56 PM (njBz/)

3 I find it unlikely that a young lady from a liberal arts college would recognize the rank of Sergeant Major.

I don't suppose it ruins the joke though.

Posted by: Maelstrom at December 22, 2005 09:15 AM (V0o94)

4 Unfortunately, that joke (a variation of which I first heard about 30-35 years ago) doesn't work so well, since the correspondences between time and date would make the protagonist close to 70 by now.

In about 10 years or so (long enough to give a good gap from 2010, pronounced "twenty-ten") it will become viable again.

Posted by: wheels at January 02, 2006 08:53 PM (Q5jXA)

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