I had a date and it ran a little late

The general went out to find that none of his GIs were there. One finally ranup, panting heavily.

«Sorry, sir! I can explain, you see I had a date and it ran a little late. I ran to thebus but missed it, I hailed a cab but it broke down, found a farm, bought ahorse but it dropped dead, ran 10 miles, and now I’m here.»

The general was very skeptical about this explanation but at least he was hereso he let the G.I. go.

Moments later, eight more GIs came up to the general panting, he askedthem why they were late.

«Sorry, sir! I had a date and it ran a little late, I ran to the bus but missed it, Ihailed a cab but it broke down, found a farm, bought a horse but it droppeddead, ran 10 miles, and now I’m here.»

The general eyed them, feeling very skeptical but since he let the first guy go,he let them go, too.

A ninth GI jogged up to the general, panting heavily.

«Sorry, sir! I had a dateand it ran a little late, I ran to the bus but missed it, I hailed a cab but…»
«Let me guess,» the general interrupted, «it broke down.»

«No,» said the G.I., «there were so many dead horses in the road, it tookforever to get around them.»

 

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