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Wilson Gray hwgray at GMAIL.COM
Thu Jul 19 23:45:59 EDT 2018


> In Stripes?

No. In reality. When I said that the dialogue was "totally authentic, word
for word," I was speaking from personal experience.

On Thu, Jul 19, 2018 at 12:49 PM Andy Bach <afbach at gmail.com> wrote:

> > There's also an "I hate civilians!" rant that I no longer recall.
>
> In Stripes?  I don't remember that one.  But then, I've only seen the
> movie 50 times ;->
>
>
> On Thu, Jul 19, 2018 at 12:33 AM, Wilson Gray <hwgray at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> "Yes sir", only Cruise answers, weakly.
>> "I can't hear you!", shouts Sgt Hulka.
>> "Yes Sir!" all the newly enlisted men shout.
>> "You don't say sir to me - I'm a sergeant. I work for a living."
>> "Yes sergeant!!"
>> "That's better."
>>
>> Totally authentic, word for word. Those were the good old days! There's
>> also an "I hate civilians!" rant that I no longer recall.
>>
>> On Wed, Jul 18, 2018 at 4:20 PM Andy Bach <afbach at gmail.com> wrote:
>>
>> > On Tue, July 17, 2018 Mark Mandel mark.a.mandel at gmail.com wrote:
>> > > The officer opened it and looked up
>> > at me, and I said, "Excuse me, officer"-- then I noticed the triple
>> chevron
>> > pin on his collar-- "I beg your pardon, *sergeant*-- may I ask what's
>> > happening here?" He grinned as he answered me.
>> >
>> > "Yes sir", only Cruise answers, weakly.
>> > "I can't hear you!", shouts Sgt Hulka.
>> > "Yes Sir!" all the newly enlisted men shout.
>> > "You don't say sir to me - I'm a sergent. I work for a living."
>> > "Yes sargent!!"
>> > "That's better."
>> > Stripes
>> >
>> >
>> > On Wed, Jul 18, 2018 at 12:27 PM, Mark Mandel <mark.a.mandel at gmail.com>
>> > wrote:
>> >
>> > > On Tue, Jul 17, 2018, 8:07 PM Jonathan Lighter <
>> wuxxmupp2000 at gmail.com>
>> > > wrote:
>> > >
>> > > > So true. But as a civvy, wouldn't you address any member of the fuzz
>> > > (gotta
>> > > > revive that word!) as "Officer"?
>> > > >
>> > >
>> > > Not if I see and recognize their rank insignia. Understandably, they
>> seem
>> > > to appreciate proper address.  One time in NYC there was something
>> > > happening on the street, maybe a demonstration or a block closed off.
>> > There
>> > > was a police car standing nearby, and the officers inside looked
>> relaxed,
>> > > so I knocked on the passenger window. The officer opened it and
>> looked up
>> > > at me, and I said, "Excuse me, officer"-- then I noticed the triple
>> > chevron
>> > > pin on his collar-- "I beg your pardon, *sergeant*-- may I ask what's
>> > > happening here?" He grinned as he answered me.
>> > >
>> > > Mark Mandel
>> > >
>> > > >
>> > >
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>> > Andy Bach,
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>> -Wilson
>> -----
>> All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
>> come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
>> -Mark Twain
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-- 
-Wilson
-----
All say, "How hard it is that we have to die!"---a strange complaint to
come from the mouths of people who have had to live.
-Mark Twain

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