Originally Posted by stickyunderwear
I served. Many of the voices here would not last a day in boot when they were told to shut the fuck up and march.
Ex-army/ex-navy here. While I might agree with this, I wouldn't be so cocky about it. Most people on this forum would be too old for boot camp, and too smart. That's why the man get you when you're young and dumb and can/will still do this without asking why and who the fuck is some young pimple farmer drill sarge to tell me to do shit.
If you take pride in taking orders without thinking about it. And you think people who couldn't or wouldn't are somehow below you.. Pride is a mofo, innit?
And veterans. I'm an army veteran, which means I served and lasted. Not a big deal. Got out hating it, would not recommend that military crap to anyone.
My grandpa, he was a war veteran, he got shot in the face during WW2 in the front line. Barely survived. He didn't want to talk about it, but I'm pretty sure he wouldn't have recommended it either.
Difference is, I did it because I was young, dumb and thought it was the thing to do 'cause I didn't have much going on in life at that time.
He did it because he had to.
It don't mean nothing, not a thing.