28 July, 2008

Overheard at the Airport USO

A young Marine has just completed MCT (post-bootcamp training) and, seeing the spread laid out in the kitchen, asks with honest surprise in his voice, "Is this for us?"

When told that it is, he has another question. "How much? How much does it cost?"

Assured that it's free, his eyes widen and face breaks into a grin. "Wow," he exclaims with earnest enthusiasm, "you get out of training and everybody starts being nice to you!"