This happened during this last year's Veteran's Day at my community college's campus. I eventually ended up telling this story to one of the MS4s in my ROTC detachment and he (to my surprise) remarked in regards to the event that it was "funny." So I'll share it all with you. Veterans Day 2009 I was walking outside with a friend of mine and hadn't noticed until about after a minute or two later I wasn't wearing my patrol cap while I was in the ACU uniform. I got carried away with a discussion and ended up stopping myself in the middle with "Oh ****, I better put my cap on before some crazy military people or someone notices. It hasn't happened yet but you know..." Sure enough, about roughly three minutes later... "Where's your unit?" Some guy in a red Mustang (or a Ferrari, it's pathetic I can't tell the difference) stopped in the middle of the road on our side and had this extremely pissed off look on his face. Keep in mind he had facial hair and was wearing civilian clothing, but he nonetheless took issue with my uniform. So in the most polite way possible, I tried to explain myself. "I don't have one." "Where's your beret?" (I'm almost positive that if you don't have a unit, you also don't have a beret). "I'm not in the regular Army. This is ROTC." I tried explaining. That wasn't good enough. In fact, it just pissed him off even more. This time he had such a look of disgust on his face it was like he wasn't even willing to believe I was telling the complete truth. He slowly accelerated down the road when the friend next to me, paused and totally silent on what was going on until this point, had given him the infamous "bird." He just so happened to take notice of it. He pulled his car into the adjacent parking lot entry which just so happened to be right in the middle of the sidewalk we were on. "Did you just flip me off?" He said. I was sure something physical was going to come of this. It was just too weird for something extreme not to occur. "Yeah" my friend responded without hesitation. "It is my duty to discipline this enlisted cadet and you're going to flip me off!?" He of course somehow made the crazy-*** assumption that I was enlisted even after telling him I'm not in the regular Army. "Well, you don't have to be a dick about it!" my friend said, once again without any consideration that this could have turned ugly. In the end, however, he just drove off and left us alone. Strange times.