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Dirty Room

Contributed by Jan King, Humor in Uniform, Readers Digest, May, 1996, p. 174.

A friend often told me about the problems he had getting his son to clean his room. The son would always agree to tidy up, but then wouldn't follow through. After high school the young man joined the Marine Corps. When he came home for leave after basic training, his father asked him what he had learned in the service.

"Dad," he said. "I learned what &ls;now' means."