Her gasp brought an immediate reaction from her husband .
"Be quiet ，Muriel !"
He turned to me ，waving his finger .
"young man ! If you don't hapen to like my wift ，kindly do not show the face in such a manner !"
I was near to fainting but luckily for me ，the retired general and his wife had a great sense of humor . They burst into laughter and insisted on buying me a drink .
"Funniest thing I've seen since the war !"shoued the general . "Your first day ，is it ?"