I resemble that remark, prolly. The director of Media
Services (supervised all the libraries in my school
district) was named Felgenhour. He used to say "prolly", and
"Prekesit". "Yes, my secretary is both good typist and good
looking. That's a job prekesit". He did get a bit steamed
when one of the girls in my class started calling him
"Felgy". He was a bit too serious, prolly.
I used to use 8 x 3" strike plate screws, when I installed
more deadbolts. They worked fine. 1/8 inch pilot hole, and
then inject the hole full of petroleum jelly.
Got to hand it to him though, the kid was tough. It took about three weeks
for the drill sargents (four of them ganged up on him) to entirely kick the
"bad ass" attitude out of him. By that time though, they had already decided
he wasn't going to graduate. They made his life hell for the entire cycle.
Just before graduation, they sent him home. He was a source of entertainment
though. Everyone kept track of "the adventures of Lewis". Most memorable was
when we went to the gas chamber. Lewis had been given (intentionally) a
defective mask. Upon entering the chamber, he started to gag, threw off his
mask and ran for the door. The drill sargent kicked his mask into the far
corner as another one, just outside the door, grabbed him and through him
back in. They made him crawl around in there until he found his mask. When
he did, he picked it up and again ran out the door. Again he was thrown back
in, made to clear and seal his mask (which did not work). He did as he was
told and then ran out the door again. Again, he was thrown back in. The
drill sargent said "I didn't tell you to leave". He was made to stand there
for a minute when the drill sargent told him to take off his mask and get
out. Did I mention the 30 inch diameter oak just outside the door? Lewis, by
this time not being able to see, met that tree at full speed.
I know a kid who went through something similar. Apparently, they're allowed
a certain amount of time to phone family. Well, this kid was never
particularly polite to his mother, to put it mildly. This day on the phone,
he was being especially obnoxious with her. That was the first and last
mistake he made in the Marines, because his drill sergeant was standing
silently right behind him as he talked to mom. His mother told me later that
the kid was having "a rough time" in the Marines afterward. The sergeant
made sure of that in every way he could.
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