Originally Posted by jedi078
Originally Posted by implicature
he was never on the 1/4 deck and he fit perfectly in the middle of the chow hall line so he just kept his head low didn't talk and stayed under the radar. lucky lucky lucky!
What he never volunteered himself to go to quarter deck? Or even bothered to take the place of a fellow recruit who was in a puddle of their own sweat?
Our DI’s used to play a game where you couldn’t leave the quarter deck unless you choose a fellow recruit to take your place; they did it so much we were like “Pick me! Pick me!” when ever someone was told to choose a replacement.
Another game was answering knowledge questions, if you got one right you left the quarterdeck, unless you were a smart recruit who always had 100%’s (like me) on the Prac tests then you had to answer three in a row.
Just relize that most of the stuff the DI's do to you is just a test of how much stress you can handle. It is all in the mind, and if you need some physical conditioning at boot camp you'll spend quite a bit of time on the quarter deck (as I did).
One of my DI's games was called "The Price is Right". It happened during weapons maintenance. He'd just go up and down the squad bay and pick people at random to go to the 1/4 deck.