"Don't let the door hit you in the butt on the way out" (UNCLASSIFIED)

W Brewer brewerwa at GMAIL.COM
Mon Nov 5 20:10:46 UTC 2012

WB: <<And don't let the screen door hitch ya in the ass on yer way out.>>
Thus spake Sgt Duhai from Naperville IL in 1969. It was one of his
characteristic expressions. It would be the conclusion to a colorful rant
about some dufous dork that had irritated him, hence the required <and>.
And -- importantly -- it would always be out of earshot of said dork,
especially if a superior. (Thinking about it now though, I do seem to
recall pushing screen doors more often to get out than pulling, but who
gives a flying #$&@, it's a colorful express.)

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