A Marine recruit — or soon to be recruit — took to the Internet to ask for some advice about whether drill instructors care if your birthday falls during boot camp.
Here’s the question that was posted to Yahoo! Answers on Wednesday:
“What if I tell the drill instructors it’s my birthday? What if the platoon was lined up and I stepped out of line to announce to everyone it’s my 19th birthday. What’ll happen?”
One Army veteran responded that it would go down as one of the “Worst Birthdays Ever.” Another user who goes by the name Goose said, “Please do it!”
Having spent some time at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina, reporting on how drill instructors make Marines, my guess is that it would land this recruit in the sand pit. The recruit would likely receive the gift of some incentive training.
The result might look something like this:
What’s your advice for this young recruit? Should he or she step out of line to tell the DIs it’s a special day?