"If you want something you've never had, then you've got to do something you've never done.
"Don't you just love that new carb smell?!
Airman Jones was assigned to the induction center, where he advised new recruits about their government benefits, especially their GI insurance.
It wasn’t long before Captain Smith noticed that Airman Jones was having a staggeringly high success-rate, selling insurance to nearly 100% of the recruits he advised.
Rather than ask about this, the Captain stood in the back of the room and listened to Jones’ sales pitch.
Jones explained the basics of the GI Insurance to the new recruits, and then said: “If you have GI Insurance and go into battle and are killed, the government has to pay $200,000 to your beneficiaries. If you don’t have GI insurance, and you go into battle and get killed, the government only has to pay a maximum of $6000.
Now,” he concluded, “which group do you think they are going to send into battle first?”
It's Play in the Sand Day! We've had the beach party, now it's time to build sand castles, wiggle our toes in the sand and build our imaginations.
--Son and Daughter Day: a perfect pair of days; today is about spending time with your son and/or daughter, no gifts necessary; take them to the beach and build sandcastles.
--Ingersoll Day: celebrate the birthday of Robert G. Ingersoll (1833), an American orator during the 19th century known for his passionate campaigning for women's and minority's rights.
--National Raspberry Bombe Day: a salute to a yummy ice cream desert, made with sherbet, heavy cream, sugar, candied fruit and a dash of rum along with the raspberries.
--National Raspberry Tort Day: not to be outdone, today salutes another yummy desert for raspberries, made with a crispy crust, creamy filling and fresh fruit.
--Spirit of '45 Day: in commemoration of the August 14, 1945 announcement by President Truman that the war was over; today honors the legacy of the men and women of the WWII generation.
--Presidential Joke Day: not intended for a particular president; a nod to the gaffes, social missteps and mistakes that all presidents make during their term; this holiday is on the anniversary of one of these gaffes made by President Reagan in 1984 when he didn't realize his mike was one.
--Mountain Day: observed in Japan; today is to encourage everyone to go to the mountains and find the natural sanctuaries of peace.