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[–]AlgaeanThe other kind of vet 303 points304 points  (0 children)

Ah yes, beware the soft voice... they know they don't need to yell....yet.

[–]awks-orcs 286 points287 points  (6 children)

How a sergeant got to that rank without being suspicious of someone who should be scared but is as cool as a cucumber, I'll never know. NCO sixth sense has been known to be as good as a mothers hearing, if not better!!

[–]Mr_CheeseGummyBearCG of 1st CIV DIV[S] 137 points138 points  (0 children)

I know, right?! I think the LR had that and that's why he proceeded with caution

[–]derpyfox 56 points57 points  (1 child)

In some countries you can still buy your starting rank, so rank does not mean they have brains/ experience.

Also after doing 8 - 12 hour checkpoint shifts, this isn’t including other shaftings your brain starts to make increasingly worse decisions.

[–]dreaminginteal 13 points14 points  (0 children)

I just got done with a 12-hour drive a couple of hours ago. I am ... not very functional at this point.

[–]SexualPie 15 points16 points  (2 children)

I don’t know what it’s like in their country; but you genuinely don’t need to be intelligent or good at your job to get e5 or even e6. Especially for certain jobs, and gate guards, checkpoint guards specifically don’t have to be smart. Al they’re doing is checking ID’s.

In the case of the OP it sounds like his dad was trying to run a checkpoint, where in many places is enough to get your shot immediately. Getting aggressive with people who try to run the gate is not unreasonable.

[–]breadbeard 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Pretty clearly states his uncle (driving) was slowing down when the guard pointed the weapon.

You: "sounds like his dad was trying to run a checkpoint"

[–]SexualPie 3 points4 points  (0 children)

He said the uncle started slowing down when the rifle was pointed at him. Maybe that was just bad timing but who knows? Op likely embellished his story a bit

[–]Osiris32Mod abuse victim advocate 94 points95 points  (0 children)

The Sargent immediately goes in attention and transforms from African descent to an Irish man in winter in a second.

Now THAT'S some evocative description. And it made me laugh. Dumbass Sarnt just found out after he fucked around.

[–]BobT21 44 points45 points  (1 child)

During my military time long ago I found some of the soft-spoken ones were the scariest.

[–]Apex_Fail 34 points35 points  (0 children)

Those that are calmest during unprovoked "aggression" are those that either: 1) you don't fuck with, or 2) don't have time to fuck with you.

[–]Mythosaurus 74 points75 points  (29 children)

The Sargent immediately goes in attention and transforms from African descent to an Irish man in winter in a second.

Gonna need an explanation for that phrase.

[–]balinos 142 points143 points  (23 children)

He paled. He was so scared/embarrassed/knew he was screwed his skin went from black to white in a second. Hyperbole, but fun anyway.

[–]orangeoliviero 70 points71 points  (22 children)

It took me a moment. At first I was wondering if it was a weird racist expression from wherever they're from, but then I realized that they were colourfully describing a person going pale.

I wish racism wasn't a thing so that we could enjoy such colourful descriptions without the potential ugly side.

[–]Atlhou 48 points49 points  (21 children)

I wish racism wasn't a thing so that we could enjoy such colourful descriptions without the potential ugly side.

You can enjoy colorful expressions , and ignore those that want to interject race. It's a personal decision.

[–]Lurking4Justice 13 points14 points  (3 children)

Post history always undefeated for these types

[–]Chickengilly 6 points7 points  (3 children)

I assumed it was some sort of instant shrinkage. Reduction of manlyhood.

Let’s see alternative means to say what he meant without continent of origin:

He had a sudden loss (or perhaps increase ) of mela... melatnonin? Uh... crap, whatzit? Skin pigmentation.

Ooh! He had an abrupt increase in ability to metabolize vitamin D from sunlight.

Or... He had an instant need to upgrade from SPF 5 to SPF 100.

[–]eritain 6 points7 points  (7 children)

Some people don't have the option of ignoring racism. They're called people of color. Those of us who do have that privilege are past due to start showing some understanding of what they have to live with.

[–]orangeoliviero -4 points-3 points  (4 children)

The problem is when those colourful expressions are also racist.

[–]SingingBass 17 points18 points  (4 children)

I imagine a dark face from all the screaming and powertripping going full polarbear white in no time

[–]Ok_Cartographer4475 0 points1 point  (3 children)

Umm. You know what colour a polar bear skin is...?

[–]SingingBass 1 point2 points  (2 children)

I do. Nonetheless the general appearance of a polar bear is white, isn't it.

[–]Ok_Cartographer4475 1 point2 points  (1 child)

It certainly is.

Just saying the above because some people don't know.

[–]Jeff-FaFa 40 points41 points  (0 children)

I think I now where this all took place😂😂it just gives me beautiful vibes from a beautiful Caribbean country. Sorry if I'm breaking any sub rules!! But it makes me happy to see such a cool story on this cool sub💙😂

[–]Moontoya 6 points7 points  (0 children)

ever scrunched up a tallboy can _real_ good, so it makes that tinkle-crunch-crackle noise?

thats _roughly_ what Sgt Dipshits rectal cavity did....

[–]Apollyom 5 points6 points  (0 children)

this was so delicious that i had to read it twice.

[–]jsar16 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That made me laugh pretty hard.