Fun_People Archive
21 Jun

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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Mon, 21 Jun 99 15:23:42 -0700
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Thank you for calling the United States Army. I'm sorry, but all of our
units are out at the moment, or are otherwise engaged. Please leave a
message with your country, name of organization, the region, the specific
crisis, and a number at which we can call you. As soon as we have sorted
out the Balkans, Iraq, Korea, China, the Y2K Bug, marching up and down the
streets of Washington, D.C., and compulsory "Consideration Of Others"
training, we will return your call.

Please speak after the tone, or if you require more options, please listen
to the following numbers:

If your crisis is small, and close to the sea, press 1 for the United States
Marine Corps.

If your concern is distant, with a temperate climate and good hotels, and
can be solved by one or two low risk, high altitude bombing runs, please
press 2 for the United States Air Force. Please note this service is not
available after 1630 hours, or on weekends.

Special consideration will be given to customers requiring satellite or
stealth technology who can provide additional research and development

If your inquiry concerns a situation which can be resolved by a bit of grey
funnel, bunting, flags and a really good marching band, please write, well
in advance, to the United States Navy. Please note that Tomahawk missile
service is extremely limited and will be provided on a first-come,
first-served basis.

If your inquiry is not urgent, please press 3 for the Rapid Deployment

If you are in real hot trouble, please press 4, and your call will be routed
to the United States Army Special Operations Command. Please note that a
compulsory credit check will be required to ensure you can afford the
inherent TDY costs. Also be aware that USASOC may bill your account at any
time and is not required to tell you why, as it will be classified.

If you are interested in joining the Army and wish to be shouted at, paid
little, have premature arthritis, put your wife and family in a condemned
hut miles from civilization, are prepared to work your *** off daily,
risking your life, in all weather and terrain, both day and night, and
whilst watching Congress erode your original benefits package, then please
stay on the line, Your call will shortly be connected to a bitter
passed-over Army Recruiter in an old strip mall down by the Post Office.

Have a pleasant day, and thank you again for trying to contact the United
States Army.

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