10) Basic Training

I had an agreement with my girlfriend that I was
going to decide by the time I was to start basic training in the
army. Well, the night before, a million and one things came up,
so I couldn’t connect with her for an answer. There I was, then,
in basic training, with a rather grim drill sergeant personally
timing the 30 seconds on the phone I had to tell my parents that
I arrived safely.

I called my girlfriend and just I was to ask her,
she dropped the phone and had to shoo the dog away. All this ate
into the time we had so I had to do about a 10 second, "Will
you marry me? You have three seconds to answer." As the "Yes"
came across the line, the drill sergeant hung up the phone. I had
to wait two weeks to "confirm" what I had heard.

John Sweeney,

Melbourne, FL


The founder and president of Diamond Cutters International, is one of the worlds top diamond experts, as well as a three-time Guinness Book record holder in jewelry design.
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