Al turns to the waiter, who is pouring Al a drink.
“Perhaps it’d be a good idea if you just put that bottle down right here,” says Al to the waiter. “Save yourself quite a number of trips.”
“Good old Al!” laughs Mister Milton.
“I’m glad to see you’ve all pulled through so well,” continues Al, addressing the crowd. “As Mr Milton so perfectly expressed it, our country stands today…where it stands today. Wherever that is. I’m sure you’d all agree with me if I said that now’s the time to stop this nonsense, face facts, get down to brass tacks, forget about the war, and go fishing. But I’m not gonna say it. I’m just going to sum the whole thing up in one word.”
Millie clears her throat, loudly.
My wife doesn’t think I’d better sum it up in that one word. The reason for my success as a sergeant is due primarily -“