You may have heard this before. However, a couple of decades later while in the San Diego airport, waiting for my flight, I can’t believe I actually had the presence of mind to remember it when a young, just graduated from Navy Boot Camp, seaman saw me leaving the urinal straighaway to the exit, I’m sure, noticing my 3rd Marine Division ball cap, and made the remark… it was priceless, and I still wonder at my ability to recall and use it.
A young Seaman and a Marine PFC were both using the head, while waiting for their flights. The Seamon finished his business and went to the sink to wash his hands. He noticed the Marine going straight to the door, and commented…
“In the Navy they teach us to wash our hands after using the head.”
The young PFC stopped and answered… “In The Marine Corps they teach us not to piss on our fingers.”\