How to Pitch a Tent, Army-Style

The new lieutenants were undergoing an oral examination from a hard-nosed colonel. Up and down the line he went, barking at each one, "You are going to have to pitch a tent. What's your first order?"
Under the colonel's stern glare, none could answer. One started to say, "Break out tent equipment," but he was cut off.
Then the colonel reached the class goof-off. "Well, lieutenant, if you were going to pitch a tent, what would be your first order?"
The Lieutenant snapped to rigid attention and said, "Sir. I would only need one order. 'Sergeant, pitch a tent.'"

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