No doubt about it. Drill Instructors were put on earth to make the lives of boots miserable.
DON'T DISS a DI
By far, the meanest DI was one from the Philippines. Thankfully, he was in another platoon, so I rarely had to encounter him.
When we finally got a chance for liberty, we loaded onto buses headed for DC. One guy in this sergeant's platoon shot him the "bird" from the back of the bus as it pulled away.
This sergeant proceeded to take off running after the bus and caught up with it at a nearby stop sign. He boarded the bus, pulled the guy off and that was it for his liberty. Afterwards, he was real quiet about the whole thing, but very respectful to the sergeant.
He would not say anything about what happened, but I think it was probably something akin to what the sergeant did to Richard Gere in "An Officer and a Gentleman."
One more DI story to go.
Like I Said, Don't Mess with the DIs. --RoadDog