Ah yes, Valentine's Day, yet another glorious opportunity to remind the world that even the might American warfighter is no match for household chores.
On Tuesday, the official Twitter account of the Defense Visual Information Distribution Service decided that the impending annual celebration of love would be a great time to remind U.S. service members of the importance of safety. And what better way to do that than with a cheeky PSA from your friends at the U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center?
The best #ValentinesDay #giftidea may be to let your #husbands know how to stay safe in the household. Share with them these tips from the #ARMY on preventing home hazards 😆 … https://t.co/luoUM4UsJn #TuesdayThoughts #SafetyFirst pic.twitter.com/OS9peIlnES
— DVIDSHub (@DVIDSHub) February 12, 2019
This is good! Department of Defense PSAs can be terrifically boring or egregiously awkward, and there's nothing wrong with a little humor to lighten up an otherwise drab briefing.
And then this happened:
Setting aside the tired trope of the idiot husband, more than1,650 U.S. troops have lost a limb during the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2001, according to Stars & Stripes. In fact, 2016 was the first year since the start of the Global War on Terror when the U.S. military achieved a combat amputation rate of zero.
Ha ha ha! Stupid husbands!