Boudreaux, the smoothest talking Cajun in the Louisiana National Guard, got called up to active duty.
His first assignment was in a military induction center, and 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 low-income recruits $30 per month for the higher coverage, compared to what the government was already providing at no charge.
The officer decided he’d 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 and you goes to Afghanistan and gets youself killed, da governmen’ pays you benefishery $20,000.
If you takes out da supplemental insurans, which cost you only tirty dollars a munt, den da governmen gots to pay you benefishery $400,000!”
“Now,” Boudreaux concluded, “which folks do you tink dey gonna send to Afghanistan first?”