Boudreaux, the smoothest-talking Cajun in the Louisiana National Guard, go called up to active duty. Boudreaux’s first assignment was in a military induction center. 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 entitled.
The officer in charge soon noticed that Boudreaux was getting a 99% sign-up rate for the more expensive supplemental form of GI insurance. This was remarkable, because it cost these lo-income recruits $30 per month for the higher coverage, compared to what the government was already providing them at no charge. The officer decided 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 insurance an’ you goes to Afghanistan an’ gets yo’self killed, da government pays your beneficiary $20,000. If you takes out da supplemental insurance, which cost you only thirty dollars a mons, den da government gots ta pay yo’ beneficiary $200,000!”
“Now,’ Boudreaux concluded, ‘Which bunch you tink dey gonna send ta Afghanistan first?”