So I was at Ft. Lewis and was sponsoring a soldier in what was then PLDC. While our troops were laying out their gear the sponsors went in the little theater close by to hear the 1Sgt’s expectations of us. He explained the typical and usual, but then started in on a Jodi story.
He explained that even if our joe’s significant other calls us to tell us she’s leaving him don’t even let him know. The idea was at least let him finish the course so he can make his E-5. Sure as hell don’t show up to tell him the news and point to your POV where she is sitting because she is with you! Well we all start busting a gut laughing and 1Sgt screams “it’s not funny it’s not GD funny!” It happened two cycles ago!