This tale of not judging a book by its cover comes from Reddit. A military veteran questioned the legitimacy of another vet’s claim to be part of the school’s veterans organization.
From Combat to College
A former Captain in the Marine Corps, who is now 34 years old and pursuing an MBA, had a classmate named “J”, 31, who caught his attention.
She Doesn’t Seem to Fit the Bill
He described her as gentle, soft-spoken, and unassuming, which, he felt, didn’t seem to align with the necessary bravado required in a military environment.
Sharing Stories in Class
During one of their discussions, the former Captain shared his military experience, and to his surprise, J revealed she was a Surface Warfare Officer in the Navy.
He Is Skeptical
The former Captain found it hard to believe and started asking her about her deployment, the courses she took, and the ship she served on.
She Doesn’t Want to Open Up
But, J became evasive and refused to give specific details about her military life.
She Keeps Shutting Down His Requests
Every time he tried to press her for more details she would say, “It just wasn’t a good period of my life” or “I’d rather not talk about it”.
The Accusations Started
The former Captain, feeling suspicious, decided to accuse J of lying about her military service and expressed his unwillingness to work with a “phony.”
Telling His Friend About It
He then shared his experience with his friend, M, who was part of their school’s veterans organization.
Confirmed She Was Telling the Truth
M was able to confirm that J served in the military and even showed paperwork and identification.
A Recommendation From an Admiral
One of her MBA recommendation letters also came from a retired Rear Admiral (O-8).
She’s Not Interested in His Apology
Feeling embarrassed, the former Captain tried to reconcile with J during their next meeting, but J rebuffed him and said, “pound sand, poolee”.
Is He in the Wrong?
Now he’s stuck wondering if he was wrong for accusing her.
He Accused Her of Lying!
BreakfastHuge5981 wrote, “I’m guessing being a veteran is 90% of your personality.”
He Was Wrong
Another responded, “Without any evidence, you accused her of something terrible. You were wrong. Why on earth would she want to be “chummy” with someone like you?”
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