The Big Event
One day, at the dry-cleaning shop of a local Air Force Base, I overheard a young airman describe in great detail how he wanted his uniform cleaned and pressed.
When he finished, the counter clerk asked, "Are you getting an award, or do you have an important military function to attend?"
"Nothing like that," the airman said. "I'm going home on leave, and my little brother is taking me to his second-grade class for show-and- tell."
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