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Offline Mince

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Two generals . . .
« on: July 08, 2020, 06:54:41 PM »
Two generals are going to a meeting with the emperor.

General 1: "What's the penalty for being late to meet the Emperor?"

General 2: "Death. He's a stickler for that stuff. You know that!"

General 1:  "And what's the penalty for starting a rebellion?"

General 2: "Come on, man: it's death. Obviously. Why do you ask?"

General 1: "Well, we're late..."

The odd thing is that the above actually happened!

Offline Roger Kettle

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Re: Two generals . . .
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2020, 07:51:03 PM »
Great story!

Offline Diane CBPFC

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Re: Two generals . . .
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2020, 10:07:17 PM »
People used to "be late" for battles to see how it was going and whose side they should really support - so death was a fair penalty.

I have been binge watching 4 seasons of The Last Kingdom - destiny is all - slaughter the bastards!
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Offline Tarquin Thunderthighs lll

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Re: Two generals . . .
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2020, 01:01:36 AM »
 ;D  Whereas I have just finished watching five seasons of Line Of Duty.

Hold the bus...
I apologise, in advance.