God love 'em, but what can you say sometimes...
I'm reminded of something I read in comments at USO Girls today:
The people/character's personalities [in the book] are so similiar to many marines that I know. It's a constant joke between the three of us USO Girls now, that their (our marine friends) actions are a direct result of "Their adolescent sense of invulnerability" (a quote from the book).
When I first read the book I highlighted that entire paragraph before sending it on to my best friend (a Marine wife) to read. Her hubby read it and I quote, "Yep, that pretty much sums us up!"