Not to mention the paperwork that would then be involved....
Paperwork is no problem, as long as it doesn't involve an ISO 9001
audit. I REALLY HATE ISO 9001 audits!
BTW, while I was stationed at Ft Rucker Alabama in the early '70s the
base clinic was overloaded so I had to take another solider to a
civilian doctor off base. I was waiting in the air conditioned waiting
room when two big civilians walked in and saw me in uniform. They headed
straight for me, to pick a fight. I stood up and told them that I was
required by law to tell them that I had been trained by the US Army to
kill with my bare hands, and that I would fight, but that I only fought
to the death.
I glanced at my watch and told them I had to be somewhere in 22
minutes, and had to leave in 10 minutes. I smiled at the moron in the
back and told him to go call the coroner, that his friend would be dead
within seven minutes if he still wanted to fight.
Just then my friend came out of the back and asked what was going
on. I sighed and said, "These morons want me to fight the big one.".
He said, "Oh, God, Not again!". I shrugged and said, "I've already
warned them that I only fight to the death". He turned to look at them
and said, "Dammit! The last time you killed someone, it took us two
full weeks to to the damn paperwork before they let us go!". You should
have seen them trying to get out of the building. It was like Moe and
Curly of the 'Three Stooges' trying to push their way out through a door
that opened in.
A good bluff is better than a good fight, any day!
Service to my country? Been there, Done that, and I've got my DD214 to
Member of DAV #85.
Michael A. Terrell