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5 Dec
SLOTD - (Straight Line Of The Day)

Date: Tue, 5 Dec 95 15:44:40 -0800
From: Peter Langston <psl>
To: Fun_People
Subject: SLOTD - (Straight Line Of The Day)

Forwarded-by: (George Osner)
Forwarded-by: (Hansang Bae)
[Retold by psl ... that's the way these stories are ...]

A report from the US Army's Airborne School.....

The day before our first jump, the instructors demonstrated all the possible
malfunctions one might encounter.  After watching a total malfunction, i.e.
the parachute fails to deploy, one of the students asked: "Sergeant, if I
have a complete malfunction, how much time do I have to deploy my reserve

"Oh, there's no rush; you have the REST of your life to deploy that reserve."

[=] © 1995 Peter Langston []