I was in Basic Combat Training at Fort Knox, Kentucky, in 1990.
One day we had a break in training, and a flag football game was arranged. At the edge of the field was a bank of pay phones, which we were allowed to use.
As one could expect, there was a long line for the precious few minutes of phone time with those back home.
I got impatient, and as a prank, I bellowed out in my best drill sergeant voice, "Hurry up, PRIII-vates! People are waiting!"
I guess my performance was too good: privates in line fled in fear.
Unfortunately, someone fled straight to a real drill sergeant, who promptly suspended the phone privilege.
The other soldiers-in-training were upset with me for causing the problem, but as I pointed out, I didn't get to call home either, so I was a victim of my own prank.