"General Grant used to tell the story of a soldier in a certain regiment during the war who was continually bothering him by asking favors. Grant one day said to him, "Look here; I believe you are the most troublesome man in the Union army."
The man quickly replied, "Why, that's funny, sir!"
"Funny? How do you make it out to be funny?"
"Because that is just what the enemy says about you."
--From an unknown source.