This Marine drill instructor, completely frazzled by the ineptitude of his recruits, burst into a blue streak of swearing hot enough to blister paint. He broke off suddenly when he noticed one of the recruits had been talking in ranks. “WHAT WAS THAT YOU SAID, RECRUIT??” the drill sergeant hollered. In a quivering voice, the recruit replied, “I said, to myself, Drill Sergeant Sir, ‘if that sucker thinks I’m going to stand here and take his crap . . . well, he’s certainly an uncanny judge of character.