Chewing Gum

Fighter Pilot John “Jack” Bolt was the only two-war U.S. Marine Corps ace. During a commercial airline flight several years ago, he was seated next to a young mother with a baby in her arms.

When the baby began crying during the descent for landing, the mother began nursing him as discreetly as possible.

Jack pretended not to notice and, upon debarking, he gallantly offered his assistance to help with the various baby-related impedimenta.

When the young mother expressed her gratitude, Bolt responded: “Gosh, that’s a good looking baby… and he sure was hungry!”

Somewhat embarrassed, the mother explained that her pediatrician said nursing would help alleviate the pressure in the baby’s ears.

Jack sadly shook his head, and in true fighter pilot fashion exclaimed, “Damn! And all these years I’ve been chewing gum!”

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