By Gomer - 11/04/2014 14:51 - United States - New York
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Now you have a new respect for your grandpa and those who serve(d) in the military.
And there was nothing to stop you from doing push-ups for him? I would have flat out refused a ridiculous request like that.
Yeah, you could have refused. You aren't actually in the military so that guy had no power over you. Stand up for yourself next time.
Could have but from my point of view OP showed some respect that never had to be shown. Besides one thing about the old vets is that not all of them are totally right in the head from PTSD, age or something. In the case of one of my own family members it meds that affect them. We don't know what is going through these peoples heads sometimes so I often find it better to comply.
Maybe you should've just laughed and told him you weren't in the army. Good fml tho:D
Honestly, I have a decent sense of the military but didn't know that. I greatly appreciate those who serve, but it isn't for me, so I'm not going to find extensive details like that. That being said, I do know some. But just because someone doesn't know something does not mean they aren't intelligent or anything.