We suspect that'll be the thought other military personnel will likely have in the future after one poor, unsuspecting sailor got caught up in a viral meme started by his mom on Twitter.
What started off as an innocent tweet from the unnamed mom extolling the virtues of her sailor son quickly devolved into a political statement that he didn't exactly agree with.
His mom's usage of the #HimToo hashtag was an answer to #MeToo, casting men as victims of false allegations of sexual assault.
Needless to say, mom didn't check first with the former sailor, Pieter Hanson, who was in the middle of an exam while attending classes at the University of Central Florida, according to The Washington Post.
Mom's tweet went viral as all hell, getting shared thousands of times and inspiring many others to create their own parodies.
“It doesn’t represent me at all,” Hanson told the paper. “I love my mom to death, but boy ... I’m still trying to wrap my head around all this.”
On Tuesday, Hanson created his own Twitter account, aptly titled @thatwasmymom, and tweeted a viral image of his own.
Can you imagine if he was still in uniform? The chain of command would have a conniption fit. Still, let's all enjoy some of the various responses to the original below:
The Navy has identified the missing sailor from the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln as Aviation Electronics Technician 2nd Class Slayton Saldana, who was assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 5, with Carrier Air Wing 7.
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Air Force has suspended paying incentive fees at all 21 military housing bases operated by landlord Balfour Beatty Communities following a Reuters-CBS News report that the company falsified maintenance records at an Oklahoma base to help it qualify for millions of dollars in bonuses.
The wait is over: the Marine Corps's brand new sniper is officially ready for action.
The Mk13 Mod 7 sniper rifle reached full operational capacity earlier this year after extensive testing, Marine Corps Systems Command announced on Wednesday. Now, the new rifle is finally available in both scout snipers and recon Marine arsenals.
DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran announced on Monday it had captured 17 spies working for the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and sentenced some of them to death, deepening a crisis between the Islamic Republic and the West.
Iranian state television published images that it said showed the CIA officers who had been in touch with the suspected spies.
In a statement read on state television, the Ministry of Intelligence said 17 spies had been arrested in the 12 months to March 2019. Some have been sentenced to death, according to another report.
"Cosmonaut diversity was key for the Soviet message to the rest of the globe: Under socialism, a person of even the humblest origins could make it all the way up," wrote Sophie Pinkham just in time for the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.