Jokes for all occasions: pension

The usual details in administration of the pension laws are not amusing, but occasionally even here a bit of humor creeps in to relieve the tedium. Thus, John Smith, claimant under Invalid Original No. 98,325,423, based his application for succor upon an “injury to leg due to the kick of a vicious horse” in the service and line of duty, etc.

This was formally insufficient, and the bureau advised to claimant to this effect, directing him to state: “which leg was injured by the alleged kick of a vicious horse.”

The reply came promptly:

“My leg!”