talking to a potential recruit, the military recruiter said, "Exactly
what kind of job are you looking for in the military?"
The high school kid said, "I'm looking for something with
an enlistment bonus of about $20,000, where I won't have to work too hard,
and won't have to deploy overseas.
The recruiter said, "Well, what if I could hook you up with
a skill that allowed you to come straight in as an E-7, where you'll only
work weekdays, and you can have the base of your choice and stay there
as long as you want?"
The young recruit sat up straight and said, "Wow! Are you
The recruiter replied, "Yeah, but you started it."