From: MAKAI (litinai(@)vax.sbu.ac.uk)
Date: Παρ 01 Δεκ 1995 - 12:39:58 EET
Four generals, an American, a Russian, a German and a Pole, are taking
part in joint manoevres in Europe. During a break they start
discussing courage, and each is convinced that his soldiers are the
"I'll show you what courage is!" roars the American. "Private! Come
here!". The private rushes up and stands to attention.
"Soldier! See that wall over there? I want you to run at it full tilt,
The private obeys immediately and collapses in a bloody heap on the
"That's nothing!" shouts the Russian."Soldier! Climb up that flagpole
and jump down onto the concrete apron!" Without hesitating, the
Russian soldier shimmies up the flagpole, leaps off and is carried
away by the medics.
"Pah!" snorts the German. "Not impressive! Soldat! Go into the
watchdogs pound and kick all the dogs in the balls!" The soldier obeys
and is mauled to shreds by the huge German shepherds and dobermans.
"You want to see what courage is? Let me show you!" says the Polish
general quietly. He looks around and sees a Polish soldier taking a
rest in the sun. "Soldier!" he bellows at the top of his lungs, "Take
of your helmet, climb up the flagpole, do a double flip and land on
"Fuck off and die you stupid bastard!" snarls the soldier without even
bothering to turn his head.
"You see!" beams the Polish general proudly, "now THAT'S courage!!!"