How to not upset a green beret

okboomer

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Hey all,

So, unfortunately, my SO and myself split up after over a year together. They wanted to date in college and I didn't, I didn't think it was fair to ask each other to do long distance and be unhappy when the whole wide world of college was at our fingertips. I thought the best thing for my SO would be to end it now, so they could have lots of time to heal and move on surrounded by family and friends. While I know I made the right decision, it's still been tough.

Jarhead's been a little sad these past few days. :(

BUT, we're moving past that now :)

My next thought, after a few days was "Wait, I don't have a prom date anymore." Then I was like "Shoot, where should I post my application?" But THEN, a good friend of mine introduced me to their friend, and I was like "Oh yeah, that'd be fun!" They're super fun and sweet, and I'm anticipating a fun night at prom.


Then this happened

We're talking on the phone, and they happen to reveal to me that their dad is a FORMER GREEN BERET. And that his garage resembles a "small armory"

Now I don't know much, but I DO know two things about green berets: 1. They're tough. 2. They're trained to kill.

Now, I generally like to avoid death/severe maiming on a daily basis... any advice? They say their dad is a nice guy... but again, green beret with a purple heart, who returned after injury to finish his contract. (not sure if that's normal, but sounds badass. Nothing but respect)

(to be clear this last part is a joke, but advice is always welcome :) )
Don’t do anything to his daughter you wouldn’t want him watching you do and you MAY live.
 

Jarhead713

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Do you like college football? Cowbells? Mike Leach?

Things are about to get even more interesting in the SEC West.
I'm actually a really big Ole Miss fan... have been since I was in middle school.

But if honors at Ole Miss doesn't work out, MSU may be the place for me...
 

Devil Doc

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I'm actually a really big Ole Miss fan... have been since I was in middle school.

But if honors at Ole Miss doesn't work out, MSU may be the place for me...
Go for it. Life in Starkvegas will be good.

Ole Miss hired Lane Kiffen. I’m ready for football season but kind of excited for baseball so I’ll wait a few more months.
 

bookreader

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@StPaulDad - you movie clip reminded me of what my husband said when our daughter's prom date arrived. (The prom was on a ship that sailed around Manhattan.) He said to our daughter, in front of her date, "If you have any problems with anything, just call me. ... And they'll never find the bodies."

The look on her date's face made it clear that he believed every word.
 

2020HD

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My wife’s father was a Green Beret in Vietnam. In his late 70s now but he’s still tough as nails. He went down on his Indian chopper about a month ago... broke 4 ribs, fibia and a cracked vertebrae. Pissed him off- he can’t sit still- but he’s making phone calls to fix the bike. Very independent streak.
 

Devil Doc

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No, none fit the stereotype but the combat beard makes them a little closer.
 

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