Pulling guard duty in the army is dull work.
But I never realized just how dull until one night, with nothing else to do, I looked underneath my desk.
There I found these words scrawled by a predecessor: Man, you must really be bored!
An elderly man was sitting on his porch rocking back and forth. He seemed to be having a long discussion with himself. Every once in a while he broke into loud laughter. At other times, he shouted “Phooey” in disgust.
A policeman passing by stopped to watch the man and asked him what was going on. “I’m telling myself jokes,” the old man told him. “And if I say so myself, most of them are funny.”
“Then why do you keep saying ‘phooey’?" the policeman asked.
“I only say that when I heard ‘em before.”