Everyone in the military has had a reaction to a brilliant idea similar to the one above. Doing something logical just isn’t the way of the American armed forces.
I’ve often thought that being a Marine is much like learning to become a Jedi knight. To start with, one must unlearn all they have learned. Sound familiar?
“Logic, feh! Common sense, bah! A Marine craves not these things!”
Those who’ve reenlisted at least once know: “Once you start down the dark path, forever will it dominate your destiny.”