Everyone dreads the day that their peer picks up the coveted rank of Corporal before them. That ceremonious day of pins and bloodstripes is always a lamentable occasion, because you know the next day he’ll be placed in charge of all of you and will have majestically transformed into a giant bag of douche seemingly overnight. Yes, the new Corporal usually takes a few weeks to plateau to a normal level again, and once he does it’s not so bad. Those first few weeks though are rough–peers are turned against each other, bonds are broken, and suddenly that extra stripe is the difference between a friendly beer and a field day inspection.