The soldiers had been in the field for two weeks and hadn't had
showers or been able to change their clothes.
Then one day the general came along and said, "Men, I have some
good news and some bad news. Which would you like first?"
All the men shouted, "Tell us the good news, tell us the good news."
The general smiled and said, "Men, the good news is that today we're
going to change our underwear."
All the men cheered.
Then the general said, "Now the bad news. Smith, you change with Jones.
Jackson, you change with Thomson… "