Most veterans won’t deny that there were a lot of parts of being in the military that sucked — the PT, the food, the pay, the constant moving — but it’s a love-hate relationship that you look upon with nostalgia once you leave.
Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.
During my bi-annual visit to a local Verizon shop for a cell phone upgrade, the representative assisting me asked for identification to validate my account. I offered my military ID out of habit. This conversation then followed: