The Pentagon recently found it had too many generals and offered an early retirement bonus.
They promised any general who retired straight away would get his full annual benefits plus 10,000 Dollars for every inch measured in a straight line between any two parts of the general’s body, with the general getting to select any pair of points he wished.
The first man, an Air Force general, accepted.
He asked the pension man to measure from the top of his head to the tip of his toes.
Six feet. He walked out with a check of 720,000 Dollars.
The second man, an Army general, asked them to measure from the tip of his outstretched hands to his toes.
Eight feet. He walked out with a check for 960,000 Dollars.
When the third general, a grizzled old Marine, was asked where to measure, he told the pension man,
“From the tip of my penis to the bottom of my testicles.”
The pension man suggested that perhaps the Marine general might like to reconsider, pointing out the nice cheques the previous two generals had received.
The Marine insisted and the pension expert said that would be fine, but that he’d better get the medical officer to do the measuring.
The medical officer arrived and asked the general to drop the pants.
The medical officer placed the tape on the tip of the general’s penis and began to work back.
“My God!” he said. “Where are your testicles?”
The general replied, “One in Iraq and the other in Afghanistan… Keep measuring!!”