* HUMOROUS ANECDOTES * “THE BETTER MAN WINS”
Private Jones, an inveterate and invariable successful bettor, was such a demoralizing influence in his unit, that his lieutenant, after trying unsuccessfully to end his gambling, sent him before his captain. After de interview, the lieutenant was summoned.
“I’ve shown Private Jones that he can lose a bet,” the captain said. “I asked him why he couldn’t stop betting and he said ‘Sir, it’s a habit I can’t seem to lose. Why, I bet you $10 right now that you have a mole on your left shoulder.’ Well, I knew quite well that I didn’t, so I took off my shirt and showed him. He admitted that he had lost and he paid me the 10 dollars. I guess that will cure him.”
The lieutenant was so noticeably silent that the captain asked, “What’s the matter? Aren’t you satisfied?
“No, Sir,” replied the lieutenant. “You see, on the way to your quarters Jones bet me 25 dollars that he would have the shirt off your back in five minutes.”