Questions from the readers:
Levi calls Kiser a Jody. What the devil is a Jody?
A Jody is every military man's worst fear. The name refers to a soldier who sleeps with other men's wives/girlfriends while they are gone on a mission, deployed, or TDY. He's good-looking, muscular, has all his hair, drives an awesome car, and is very well endowed---a feature he doesn't waste.
How can you spot Jody?
Jody is the one standing, er . . . laughing, on the edge of the runway with champagne, Kleenex, and chocolate while a unit deploys to Timbuktu.
Do the absent soldiers know Jody?
If they have friends, co-workers, live on a base, or have ever laid eyes on another soldier, er . . . man, they do.
Does Jody refer only to men?
[Hysterical laughter] Um, no.
So being called a Jody is a bad thing, right?
That depends. Did your unit just deploy without you?
What happens when someone is called a Jody?
The typical reaction is back-slapping, hand-smacking appreciation for being labeled so pleasantly by one's acquaintances. Thanks all around and drinks on the house!
Wait! Is being called Jody an insult or is it a complement?
Where is Jody now?
If you have to ask, you're not him.
So, uh, when exactly do you expect your man to return?
You %$#@ Jody!