Yeah, I said I wasn't going to post till the weekend. The thing is, I got really itchy not having written anything all day. Oh and this thing happened...
I almost got arrested today. I can't go into full details but it really wasn't my fault. It was a military training exercise, and this idiot that was supposed to be escorting me to my next post (it's supposed to be like a real war, where you never go anywhere without a wingman to watch your back) decided to try a bit of training on his own, despite my warnings to not do anything stupid. Unfortunately it wasn't a scheduled part of the exercise and thus the higher-ups thought it was real world. Cue both of us lying face down on the pavement with our hands on our heads while Security Forces tries to figure out what the Hell happened. Luckily Stupid McDumbass took full responsibility and I got to watch him get handcuffed and searched while I got off free. He got off pretty easy though, despite the fact that if it were a real war-time situation, we both could have gotten shot. All he really got was a talking to by the higher-ups. It's a good thing we didn't have to go down to the police station to fill out reports because I probably would have beat the living shit out of the guy.
So, even though it turned out all right, I'm still pissed. I'm pissed because what he did was so random and stupid. I'm pissed because his stupidity resulted in both of us almost getting arrested (and possibly killed, if it were a real world situation.) I'm mostly still pissed because, if talking to him afterwards is any indication, the fucker didn't learn anything. Isn't that the true definition of stupidity? Not learning from your mistakes? I really hope he gets kicked out of the military because someday he's going to do something stupid and random that's going to get people hurt or killed. Maybe he'll learn then. I doubt it.
Today's moral: Don't be an idiot. Everything you do has consequences. Think before you act!