As the sun rose over Parris Island, the senior Drill Instructor
(DI) realized that one of his recruits had gone UA. 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 office.
The DI asked the young recruit, "Why did you go UA?"
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 that, SIR."