"Why don't you ever whip me?" she pouted one night.
"Because I haven't the time, " he snapped at her impatiently. "I haven't the time. Don't you know there's a parade going on?"
"That Lieutenant Scheisskopf," Lieutenant Travers remarked. "He's a military genius."
"Yes, he really is," Lieutenant Engle agreed. "It's a pity the schmuck won't whip his wife."
"I don't see what that has to do with it," Lieutenant Travers answered coolly. "Lieutenant Bemis whips Mrs. Bemis beautifully every time they have sexual intercourse, and he isn't worth a farthing at parades."
"I'm talking about flagellation," Lieutenant Engle retorted. "Who gives a damn about
- Catch-22, pg 76-78