“Remember, everything is possible as long as you have a positive attitude, and truly believe you will succeed. Rest assured, Lads, I am right here behind you!”
“Okay, Sir; so as long as we keep believing that we can climb out of our trench in the face of pre-sighted machine guns, cross one hundred yards of waist-deep mud, shell-holes, and broken wire, and then work our way through an additional fifty yard wide mine field before climbing their barbed wire obstacles, we should take their trench easy-peasey?” Private Grant asked.
“I think that sums it up pretty well, Lad,” the captain replied.
“Well, let’s give it a go then,” Grant said confidently.
You just have to appreciate our education system, the captain thought to himself as he lined the eager replacements up for the assault.