The New Recruit
As the Epstein family sat around the table for a big family dinner, the youngest son Michael announced that he had just signed up at a U.S. army recruitment office. There were audible gasps in the Epstein house, followed by laughter as his older brothers expressed their disbelief that little Michael could handle army life.
"Oh, come on, quit joking," snickered one brother. "You haven't really signed up, have you?"
"You'd never get through basic training," scoffed another.
Finally Mr. Epstein spoke up. "It's going to take a lot of discipline. Are you ready for that?"
Coming under fire on all sides, young Michael looked to his mother for help. "Tell me something,” said Mrs. Epstein, “Are you really going to make your own bed every morning?"