U.S. Marines with security platoon, Headquarters Battalion, 1st Marine Division, participate in a live-fire training exercise during Desert Scimitar 2015 at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center Twentynine Palms, Calif., April 7, 2015. DS15 is a combined arms exercise focused on the training and preparation of 1st Marine Division for deployment as the Ground Combat Element of a Marine Air-Ground Task Force. 

(U.S. Marine Corps Photo by Pfc. Nathaniel Castillo/Released)

A Joke

A U.S. Marine Colonel was about to start the morning briefing to his staff.

While waiting for the coffee machine to finish brewing, the Colonel decided to pose a question to all assembled.

He explained that his wife had been a bit frisky the night before and he failed to get his usual amount of sound sleep.

He posed the question of just how much of sex was “work” and how much of it was “pleasure?”

A Major chimed in with 75%-25% in favor of work.

A Captain said it was 50%-50%.

A Lieutenant responded with 25%-75% in favor of pleasure, depending upon his state of inebriation at the time.

There being no consensus, the colonel turned to the Private First Class who was in charge of making the coffee and asked for his opinion?

Without any hesitation, the young Private First Class responded, “Sir, it has to be 100% pleasure.

The colonel was surprised and as you might guess, asked why?

"Well, sir, if there was any work involved, the officers would have me doing it for them.”

The room fell silent

A Light Armored Vehicle (LAV-25) with 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Detachment, Battalion Landing Team 3rd Battalion, 1st Marine Regiment, 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, provides security for an amphibious raid during Certification Exercise (CERTEX) aboard Camp Pendleton, Calif., April 19, 2015. The Marines with the 1st LAR Det honed their skills as they prepare for their upcoming deployment. 

(U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Elize McKelvey/Released)