This ain't no dumb Cajun.
Boudreaux, the smoothest-talking Cajun in the Louisiana National Guard, got
called up to active duty one day.
Boudreaux's first assignment was to a military induction center, and because
he was a good talker they assigned him the duty of advising new recruits
about government benefits, especially the GI insurance to which they were
Before long, the Captain in charge of the induction center began noticing
that Boudreaux was getting a 99% sign-up rate for the more expensive
supplemental form of GI insurance.
This was odd, because it would cost these low-income recruits $30.00 per
month more for the higher coverage, compared to what the government was
already providing at no charge.
The Captain decided that he would not ask Boudreaux directly about his
selling techniques, but instead he would sit in the back of the room at the
next briefing and observe Boudreaux's sales pitch.
Boudreaux stood up before the latest group of inductees and said, "If you
has da normal GI insurans an' you goes to Iraq an' gets youself killed, da
governmen' pays you beneficiary $20,000. If you takes out da supplemental
insurans, which cost you only t'irty dollars a mons, den da the governmen'
gots ta pay you beneficiary $200,000!"
"NOW," Boudreaux concluded, "which bunch you tink dey gonna send ta Iraq
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