Monday, March 26, 2007

War On Trial and Error

Brooke: “Was your father in Vietnam?”

Me: “No. He never had to serve any time.”

Mom: “Joe couldn’t get drafted because he had three testicles.”

Me: (hearing this for the first time) “I’m sorry, he what testicles?”

Mom: “When he went for his Army physical the doctor said he had three testicles.”

Brooke: . . .

Me: . . .

Mom: (to my father in the other room) “Joe, weren’t you held out of the draft because you had three testicles?”

Dad: “No. My number never came up.”

Mom: “Oh.”