Unfortunately, in the hands of inexperienced leaders, it becomes a haze ex. This was never the intent. When you think of all the discipline tools we have lost in the past 20 years, The "field day is one of the last things that makes a Marine different from a "service member". Never lose your traditions...
Sean: What? Tell everyone I died man, I'm dipping out!
Traditionally the drunker we get the more they clean, sometimes all night until the next morning's inspection. (Or until we pass out, which ever happens first) However in light of the large volume of pussies that have become Marines in recent years, "Field Day" as been regulated (actually raped) and turned into a pathetic half ass coast guard "general clean up."
The result of too many Marines crying and whinnying to their mothers about how unfair it is. (see also hazing & p.t. for more examples)
Now we must come up with new and more innovative ways of making the shower shoes suffer...
Sh*thead: I can't help it, I'm too fat and lazy to keep up
Me: That's fine, I'll get it back during "Field Day" tonight