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Civvy & Military Friends


Lantern Swinger
CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Get upset if you're too busy to talk to them for a
MILITARY FRIENDS: Are glad to see you after years, and will happily
carry on the same conversation you were having last time you met.

CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Never ask for food.
MILITARY FRIENDS: Are the reason you have no food.

CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Call your parents Mr. and Mrs.
MILITARY FRIENDS: Call your parents' mom and dad.

CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Bail you out of jail and tell you what you did was
MILITARY FRIENDS: Would be sitting next to you saying, "Damn...we
screwed up...but man that was fun!"

CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Have never seen you cry.

CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Borrow your stuff for a few days then give it
MILITARY FRIENDS: Keep your stuff so long they forget it's yours.

CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Know a few things about you.
MILITARY FRIENDS: Could write a book with direct quotes from you.

CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Will leave you behind if that's what the crowd is
MILITARY FRIENDS: Will kick the whole crowds' ass that left you

CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Would knock on your door.
MILITARY FRIENDS: Walk right in and say, "I'm home!"

CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Have shared a few experiences...
MILITARY FRIENDS: Have shared a lifetime of experiences no Civilian
could ever dream of...

CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Will take your drink away when they think you've
had enough.
MILITARY FRIENDS: Will look at you stumbling all over the place and
say, "You better drink the rest of that, you know we don't waste...
that's alcohol abuse!!" Then carry you home safely and put you to

CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Will talk crap to the person who talks crap about
MILITARY FRIENDS: Will knock them the hell out for using your name
in vain.

CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Are for a while.

CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Will ignore this.
MILITARY FRIENDS: Will forward this.




Lantern Swinger
It probably has, but it is very true. I searched for Oppos in civvy street hoping they would be like the ones I had in the Corps. Unfortunately not. However, I choose to keep in touch with fellow bootnecks, which resolves the issue.

All the best

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