AWOLAs the sun rose over Parris Island, the senior drill instructor realized
that one of his recruits had gone AWOL. A search party was dispatched
immediately. After a few hours the recruit was discovered hiding in some bushes.
He was sent back to the base and promptly escorted to the drill instructor's
The instructor asked the young recruit, "Why did you go AWOL?"
The recruit replied, "My first day here you issued me a comb, and then proceeded
to cut my hair off. The second day you issued me a toothbrush, and sent me to
the dentist, who proceeded to pull all my teeth. The third day you issued me a
jock strap, and I wasn't about to stick around and find out what would follow