WHAT is it with the power trips these guys are on

Discussion in 'Home Defense/Guns' started by Caelma, May 12, 2005.

  1. Caelma

    Caelma Well-Known Member

    Mar 7, 2005
    We were in the Commissary the other day.
    Hubby had just had surgery.
    Some idiot in uniform bumped into hubby quite hard.
    No apology, no excuse me,
    so hubby told him to watch where he was going.
    The idiot, an E8 in uniform went off on my hubby.
    Who was in sweats and with a beard.
    he yelled, my husband said BACK OFF
    I'm retired, I'm a civilian. The man demanded to see his ID
    and when my husband walked away he proceeded to follow
    him around the store. :rolleyes:
    What a jerk, my hubby finally pulled out his ID and
    flipped it in his face and said
    the man turned red and walked away all huffy.
    This is not the first time something like this has happened
    to us or others we know.
    What is it with the power trips away from the work inviroment?

    One time last year hubby was walking into the NEX
    (Not even on base, was a shopping suport center)
    and there was an officer giving a young guy a good A**
    chewing there in the parking lot in front of wives, children and others.
    Actually wasn't even the parking lot, was the front enterance
    to the NEX. In front of families yelling like a mad man.
    My hubby just shook his head to himself and look at
    me as we walked by.
    The idiot turned his anger from the poor guy to
    my husband asking if he has a problem.

    I mean these idiots are trying their power trips
    on people in civie clothes
    with facial hair you know darm well they aren't active duty. :no:
  2. to live free

    to live free Well-Known Member

    Jan 9, 2005

    The new navy is a kindler gentler navy do to them, this new navy is a bunch loser, no respect for anyone and no respect for them selves.

    I'm currently active duty navy in italy. have been active for 6.5 years and i have seen this navy turn into a wal-mart atmosphere we customers now not service members

  3. Senior

    Senior Active Member

    Jan 3, 2005
    There has always been people in positions of authority on a power trip. Always will be. There is always a time and a place to dress down a subordinate. And discretion is or used to be taught to our leaders. As the services have gone to a kinder and gentler military force as inflenced by president Clinton, they lost a lot of dedicated and outstanding professionals. They then promote more personnel to take the place of those leaving the service. Maybe the promotions were to fast or the training was neglected. The military has always been like a pendulum swinging what ever way the civilian politicians wants it to swing. Maybe when some of our more professional and outstanding current military leaders leave the military and run for public office, they will bring that professionalism to the House and the Senate. Weak, morally corrupt and liberal politicians have a detrimental effect on the Military. But remember the military is nothing but a reflection of the civilian populace. That is where all recruits come from. As a retired E-8 with 24 years active service. I saw the down turn in the Navy. It was one reason I retired. Professionalism and personal integrity is taught, beginning at home as a child and continued thru out ones career.

    Lets hope that the Navy, will continue to strive for the most professional of leaders to lead, and to weed out those bad apples that you have witness.

  4. twstanley

    twstanley Well-Known Member

    Sep 23, 2004
    I think it is a bad apples thing, there are always some and some of them get promoted along with the good ones.
  5. BillHoo

    BillHoo Well-Known Member

    Mar 16, 2005
    Not sure about the Navy (Army here), but rudeness crosses all service boundries.

    I would have asked for his ID and sent a note to his commander.

    This guy probably had a grudge against military contractors. I'm currently in Iraq and see a lot of the active component folks looking at the contractors with both envy and contempt. There is a perception that contractors get higher salaries and all the base privileges without all the negatives of actually being in the service.

    Frankly, I won't tolerate rudeness from any of my troops wether it is toward, contractors, foreign nationals, or fellow service members.

    When in uniform, one must put on their best behavior.