From our Humor Department:
It was graduation day at West Point Military Academy in 1837. While the commanding general of the army was giving his oration in his typical orotund fashion, a young second lieutenant muttered to an old woman, “What a pompous and unbearable old windbag that slob is.”
The woman turned to him and demanded, “Young man, do you know who who I am?”
“I am that pompous windbag’s wife!”
“Do you know who I am?”
“Good.” The lieutenant disappeared into the crowd.
This is a fictional joke about General Scott, “Old Fuss and Feathers”.