Sergeant Jones was doing a drill one morning when a letter was given to him.
Sergeant stood up and shouted, “PRIVATE WILLIAMS STAND UP!…..YOUR MOTHER HAS DIED!”
Private Williams immediately bawled into tears and fainted.
Sergeant Smith told Sergeant Jones, “You should have broken the news to him nicer….he wouldn’t have been so upset.”
Two months had passed, Sergeant Jones was running another drill and he received another letter which stated that Private Williams’ father had died.
He thought for a minute and then shouted, “EVERYONE WHOSE FATHER IS ALIVE, TAKE ONE STEP FORWARD” and so they did.
And then Sergeant Jones shouted, “PRIVATE WILLIAMS… WHAT THE HELL DO YOU THINK YOU ARE DOING?!”