From Sean Dennis@1:18/200 to All on Mon Mar 14 18:21:13 2022
FGAZ 18-06 Page 6 21 Mar 2022
A Good Bad Pun
From Sean Dennis (1:18/200)
In German prisoner-of-war camps, escapes were a a major problem, so
they would try to break the prisoners' spirits by making them do
mindless things. In particular, they would make the prisoners stand in
a line and all move their heads like a clock back and forth and say,
"tick tock tick tock."
Some prisoners, unable to escape or otherwise change their situation,
chose a very subtle rebellion. They would do the head motions, but
instead of "tick tock tick tock", they would wait until the guards
were further down the line and switch to "tick tick tick."
None of the guards noticed this was going on for many months, until
finally, a young lieutenant was caught ticking by a senior SS Captain
walking behind the line.
The captain stopped the exercise, walked over, looking face-to-face
with the young man, and said "A rebel. Vell, don't vorry, ve have
vays of making you tock."