Joke 832

3 Jul

Airman Jones was assigned to the induction centre, where he advised new recruits about their government benefits, especially their GI insurance. It wasn’t long before Captain Smith noticed that Airman Jones had almost a 100% record for insurance sales, which had never happened before.

Rather than ask about this, the Captain stood in the back of the room and listened to Jones’s 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 bunch do you think they are going to send into battle first?”

Soldier marching illustration

Soldier marching illustration (Photo credit:

Thanks to Kaleidoscope  for letting me use this one.

6 Responses to “Joke 832”

  1. slpmartin July 3, 2013 at 04:04 #

    I had to laugh out loud on this one…oh and I must share it with my friends who’ve been in the military.


  2. benzeknees July 3, 2013 at 06:50 #

    You found a good one! Malteser to you!


  3. kiwidutch July 3, 2013 at 10:32 #

    Yep got laugh out of this one from me too… good one!!!


  4. sharechair July 3, 2013 at 12:25 #



  5. SidevieW July 3, 2013 at 18:56 #

    that is brilliant


  6. July 3, 2013 at 19:54 #

    That’s what I call black humour. BTW in your previous post, Tito was not dead – I distinctly saw him wave at me.


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