The pentagon recently found it had too many generals and offered an early retirement bonus. They promised any general who retired straight away, his full annual benefits PLUS $10,000.00 for every inch measured in a straight line along the retiring general's body between two points he chose. (Something Congress came up with!)
The first general accepted. He asked the pension man to measure from the top of his head to the tip of his toes. 6 feet. He walked out with a check of $720,000.00.
The second general asked them to measure from the tip of his outstretched hands to his toes. 8 feet. He walked out with a check for $960,000.00.
Meantime, the first general had tipped off the third. When he was asked where to measure, he told the pension man. "From the tip of my penis to the tip of my balls."
The pension man said that would be fine but he'd better get the Medical Officer to do the measuring.
The Medical Officer attended and asked the general to drop 'em. He did.
The Medical Officer placed the tape on the tip of the general's penis and began to work back. "My God!" he said, 'where are your balls?"
The general replied, "in Viet Nam."