Buyer beware, Black Friday is about to take on a whole new meaning at your local mega-retailer superstore. Having just secured a contract with the Department of Defense, Marine Corps Drill Instructors will now be on loan for Black Friday shopping events around the country, where they will scream and haze some discipline into nasty bodies from coast to coast.
Okay, not really. This is not a news site.
For those of you wondering what sweaty, screaming men have to do with the day after Thanksgiving, it goes back to Marine Corps boot camp. There, “Black Friday” is dubiously known as the day that you meet your Drill Instructors for the first time. This is your rude awakening to the next three months of life aboard the Recruit Depot, where you’ll spend 24 hours a day with these rage-monsters as they teach you how to be a Marine.
For Marines, the term “Black Friday” will never mean the same thing again. If a Marine veteran you know flinches when you ask if they want to go check out some hot deals today… Now you know why.