- April 28, 2014
Heard In The Clear!
Military life lends itself to unique stresses. Sometimes we take it out on the wrong people:
“It’s not my fault the Marine Corps hates you.”
There are times when written evaluations are spot on:
“Said named officer has delusions of adequacy.”
We often hear that we now live in the future. I’m not sure it’s as high speed as everyone imagined it would be.
“Only in the Marine Corps does my military computer send .mil e-mails directly to the junk file.”
There are a number of societal issues the military has to deal with among its ranks. How to best approach dealing with them is the source of some debate:
“I find if we cut back on meetings the rate of suicide ideations tends to drop.”
Concerning tattoo policy:
Her: “I dunno about this possible nanny. She has way too many tattoos.”
Him: “When I was growing up my nanny had tattoos.”
Her: “Really? Where?”
Him: “On her arm… where the Nazis put them.”
One of the things I stress to my troops is their comportment in public. How we act off the battlefield says more about us than our actions in combat do. Remember, America is watching you:
“Dear Ranger, I saw that big sticker on your car as you cut me off by the college. Look, if you’re going to try to drive bad-ass, please don’t do it in a minivan.”
First dates can be a bitch:
“She’ll be here in two hours. Until then my nervous fidgeting will be audible to dogs.”
Carry on with the plan of the day.