There was this young Marine PFC standing in the rain, trying to light a smoke. A 3 star General walks by and the PFC say's to him, "Hey buddy, ya got a light?" The General being the polite man he was, walked up to the PFC and lit his smoke. As the PFC looked up, he relized his mistake and quickly popped to attention, saluted, and said, "Sorry Sir, I didnt see your stars!" The General laughed as he returned his salute and replied, "Thats okay son, just be happy I wasnt a Second Lt."