IJMC Crusty Cavalry

                       IJMC - Crusty Cavalry

In the end, I'm not sure if this one is making fun of the colonel or the 
young lady. I just know it's given me the idea to pick up one of those 
Swiss Army watchs. I've always liked that silver-tone one...       -dave

 A crusty old Cavalry Colonel found himself at a gala event downtown,
hosted by a local liberal arts college. There was no shortage of extremely
young, idealistic ladies in attendance, one of whom approached the colonel
for conversation. She said, "Excuse me, sir, but you seem to be a very
serious man. Are you this way all the time, or is something bothering

 "No," the colonel 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 colonel's short reply was, "Yep, 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 colonel 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 colonel looked at her and replied, "1955."

 She said, "Well there you go; 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 colonel, glancing at his watch, said in his matter-of-fact voice, "Oh,
I don't know. It's only 21:30 now!"

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