Terminal Lance #48 “Airport Soldier Envy”
July 2, 2010
I hate seeing soldiers in the airport. I think all Marines do. There’s something about seeing them in their digital ACU’s that just pisses the average Marine off. I could go into how much they look like a tool, and how much dick they suck and so-forth. The real reason, however, is that we envy them. We envy the way they can wear a comfortable outfit to the airport and still get free beers and bumps up to first class. Unfortunately for us, we don’t get that luxury–as we’re limited to wearing service and dress uniforms out in public. I think if Marines could wear cammies to the airport, you’d see it a lot more often; and it has nothing to do with motivation or pride in the uniform or any of that bullshit–it has to do with getting free drinks.
Anyway, I don’t have too much to say on the subject.
In other news, I got an email from a certain Michael Fay containing photos of Marines currently in Afghanistan. Mike spent a month with my former unit this summer. I will post them up tomorrow, it is past 4am and I need my beauty sleep.