“Where’s Private Landowsky?”
“He’s on sick call with a concussion.”
“What happened to him?”
“The drill sergeant gave him a rock to hold so he wouldn’t forget which is his left hand.”
“An officer passed by and Private Landowsky forgot that he’s supposed to salute with his right hand.”
John H. Dromey has had short fiction published in Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, Crimson Streets, Stupefying Stories Showcase, and elsewhere.