New Lieutenants are great. They’re basically exactly like the boots you get straight from SOI, except you have to respect them. I’m pretty sure that, going in, each one of them thinks they’re going to be the one that changes the Corps and brings high and tights and EGA tattoos on every chest back. They’re bright-eyed and come full of brand new moto cadences that they picked up at TBS, and they’re extremely eager to pass on what little knowledge they have onto you.
Of course, like all boots, they love it because they haven’t been around long enough to hate it. Eventually it wears on them, and by the time they reach 1st Lieutenant, they’ll certainly know better.
Still, Lieutenants are great once they get broken in. When they first show up they’re annoying as hell, but give him a few months and a deployment and he could end up being a real friend in the future once he’s calmed down a bit. Until then, just try not to be too hard on him, please.
Late post today, just flew in from NYC last night and am still just overall messed up from the travel.
On a side note, I want to thank the Brooklyn Book Festival for inviting me out! I got to see New York for the first time and it was really a lot of fun. I also want to thank all the supporters that came out to see my dumb ass speak on a panel and let me sign their books. We’re currently working on some more events, the next one potentially in London! I’ll keep you posted as they come up and hopefully I’ll get to meet a lot more of you.
On that note, you should totally buy my book. It’s a New York Times best seller and I heard it’s pretty good.
Got some new newness coming up pretty soon being worked on this week, so stay tuned!