Friday, March 28, 2014

Old school tough guy stuff.

One of the things I like about being an Old School tough guy is that we do what we want and know that we are what we are.

I have a friend of sorts that is a true American Badass. He is a serving SFC US Army that is on his twilight tour. He's going to retire when his deployment is over.

What makes this guy a true American badass is that he graduated from Ranger school when he was over 40 years old.

Now THAT'S an American Badass! It also makes him an Old School tough guy.

He's deployed now.

So what do you send the meanest sergeant in an Airborne unit?


You send him a letter in a pink envelope addressed in lavender ink in the girliest handwriting you can find, with a lipstick kiss on the flap and soaked in cheap perfume.

There is nothing funnier to watch at mail call than seeing the toughest guy in the entire battalion get something like that.

The young guys will start to snicker but will likely freeze up instantly when the good sergeant glances at them.
Good sergeants can freeze water with a single casual glance.

Of course when he opens it and finds that it is nothing but one of my QSL cards and a coupon for half off on a pizza 600 miles from where he's going to live when he retires he'll shake his head and grin.

To find out why the blog is pink just cut and paste this: NO ANIMALS WERE HARMED IN THE WRITING OF TODAY'S ESSAY

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