Now in the USMC especially, there is a rule. You make your rack (bed) first thing. Top or bottom bunks were no big deal, just time consuming. And when I tried you could bounce a silver dollar on mine. AT Camp Geiger we marched to chow every meal and ‘straggled back to the barracks’. The last thing the sergeant would do in the mornings was tour the barracks, then call us to attention and march us to chow. Once I decided to change the Corps policy. I did not make my rack. After the Sgt. Called the Co. to attention he announced, “Darnell, fall out!”
I said, “What’s the problem Sergeant?”
“You did not make your rack.”
“I’ll just mess it up again tonight.”
“Yeah boy, and If I let you go eat, you will just get hungry again.”
They marched off without me. If you try hard you can understand Marine Corps logic.
Well it is off to bed again.
Will Rogers died in a plane crash, with his friend Wylie Post, in 1935; he was widely known and a beloved figure of his time -- as a political sage and as "just a good ol' country boy." These are some of his"philosophies."