Your making too many assumptions on too little evidence.DannusMaximus wrote:I find it odd that:Kommander wrote:The other day at work one of our newer ex military employees asked me if I was Army or Marines based solely on my Hazard 4 slingpack with attached shemagh. I told him that he was making too many assumptions on too little evidence. I dislike being mistaken for police or military for a variety of reasons and this made me want to throw my pack in the river and get a hippie bag like a Timbuk2 messenger. I do reserve the right to wear my West Point Oakleys and Multicam hat whenever I want but that's because they were gifts from brother who is a fourth year West Point cadet.
A) You are offended if somebody asks if you are a member of the U.S. military or law enforcement.
B) You don't just choose to say "Nope, never been in the service" if asked and instead pop off to a well-intentioned question.
I get asked from time to time if I'm in the military (something about looking like a meathead with a high and tight) and it simply never ocurred to me to be pissed off about it. Obviously YMMV...
Seriously though I reread my post and I see how you could interpret it the way you did. I am not offended by being asked or being mistaken for police or military. In fact it's just the opposite, I do not want credit for something I have not done. Example: A restaurant I used to go to used to give me the military/LEO discount when I stopped there in my uniform and gun while on break. As I am an armored truck guard and have no professional interest in anything outside of protecting me and my truck I felt that the discount was inappropriate and asked them to stop.