on hats

The scene: bb has just cleaned the kitchen whilst listening to the radio. Middle is reading a book, Youngest has just come from playing Dead Space 2.

bb: I've just heard that the army is discontinuing the beret!

Middle: ...

Youngest: But what about...

bb: I know! The Army Rangers! What kind of hat would they wear?

Middle: And the Green Berets, which are, like, the most kick-ass division of the army.

bb: What would they even call the Green Berets if they aren't wearing berets?

Middle: I think they'd still call them the Green Berets. I mean, I love that they still call the Cavalry the Cavalry even though they don't have horses anymore.

Youngest: Yeah! Like the Navy Seals. They don't have seals anymore.

Middle and bb: ...

Comments

Anonymous said…
lol! Good one, Youngest.

jbhat
robiewankenobie said…
oooh! witty repartee to the max!
I AM chuckling out loud. COL.
Scot - caps lock works said…
F.Y.I. They'll be wearing baseball type caps and THEY'RE very happy about it. Strange, huh? As one of my Special Forces friends told me, the berets are hot, fall off in strong winds and are $12. each. Baseball cap style hats are more stable, absorb sweat on the forhead, can be made with netting backs and cost about $6. each. It really screws up the Special Forces logo I've used on plaques for years now. Green Berets will now fall under the title of Special Forces. Actually, they gaven't referred to themselves as Green Berets for a while now, according to the Colonel...I didn't know that.
zephyr said…
How funny-cute!!
Paola said…
Oh Youngest ...
And interesting story behind it all from Scot.
scot. He really is our international man of mystery isn't he.

My WV is unkle. Which seems kinda appropriate.
I heard the Special Forces will still wear the beret, which is what used to distinguish them from regular forces. They were a little miffed when all the troops started to wear the beret.
Anonymous said…
heehee...
the cavalry now works with tanks... which I find very humorous... imagining tanks as horses.
Ginnie said…
Tell Youngest that even when my dad was in the navy (WWII)and was part of the original UDT (Underwater Demolition Team, precursor to the Seals) they weren't allowed to have seals. No fair!
Rae said…
Can't you just see them with their little seals tucked under their arms?