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|04-19-2020 05:15 PM|
|Golden-Arm||my stories would be so boring, you'd have to believe them. starting out in the army at age 17 was a story in itself, but it all gets rather pedestrian from there.|
|06-25-2019 05:16 AM|
I hardly ever tell stories to civilians...
One counselor lady at the VA did have me bring in my wife and kids to a couple of sessions. Kinda glad I did. At least now they know what was going on, but most of the time, I just don't feel people would get it, or even need to know it anyway.
|10-01-2016 04:02 PM|
Coast Guard here. People haven't doubted my stories from what we did while actually "doing our job." People have doubted the unbelievable stupid **** while bored underway or while we were at the academy.
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|09-25-2016 11:35 PM|
Originally Posted by Neo1130
Seriously, oversharing with civilians is a fast route to disappointment and frustration. Just don't.
|09-25-2016 10:16 PM|
|cKruzer||Tell less stories|
|09-11-2016 04:11 AM|
|hdrolling||Normally the only time the Military ever gets brought up is if I'm talking to other vets. And since I retired near FT Bragg NC most of the vets I talk to have been to and done the same things I have.|
|09-08-2016 04:38 PM|
|jpdude999||I've learned that there are some stories you just don't tell civilians.|
|09-12-2015 10:31 PM|
|ElDuderino762||I don't know that I have ever been doubted...but I have definitely doubted some other "veterans'" stories. Seems like everybody was SF or Ranger.|
|09-12-2015 06:10 PM|
Anyone here have people doubt their military stories?
Just curious if it's just me or what... I've had a lot of people think I am BSing when I tell them where I've been, who I've met and what sort of jobs and training I've had. People at work literally call me Forest Gump because I've had a chance to talk to President Bush, been to places most other military members can't, met multiple celebs, etc... Anyone else get this?