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People are usually surprised when I tell them I’m a veteran. They say things like, “you were in the military?” And, “wow, I would’ve never guessed!” This is very frustrating, because I know that what they’re actually saying is, “You don’t look like you’ve ever done a push-up in your life.”(I haven’t). But it’s especially frustrating when the person casting doubt on my military credentials is a waitress at Applebee’s on Veterans Day and I end up having to pay for that bowl of Sirloin Stir Fry I earned on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan.

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