Remember the old saying, XYZPDQ? It’s an acronym predating the computer era, for I remember hearing it when I was in gradeschool. It was great fun to say it while gesturing vaguely toward a boy’s waistband with one’s index finger.
Anyway, I was reminded of the euphemism when I read the following joke today:
A man walked into a supermarket with his zipper down.
A lady cashier walked up to him and said, “Your barracks door is open.”
Not sure what she meant, he went on his way. When he was about done shopping, a man came up to him and said, “Your fly is open.”
He zipped up and finished his shopping. At the checkout, he intentionally got in the line where the lady was that told him about his “barracks door.” He planned to have a little fun with her,so when he reached the counter, he said, “When you saw my barracks door open, did you see a soldier standing in there at attention?”
The lady thought for a moment and said, “No, no I didn’t. All I saw was a disabled veteran sitting on a couple of old duffel bags.”
For those of you who don’t know, XYZPDQ means “examine your zipper pretty darned quick”.