Recently I was working with a couple fellow airman tasked with the wonderful duty of moving a bunch of medical equipment across town to another base where our unit has a storage compartment. I’m fairly new to the squadron and the other girl and I were making small talk on the way over…somehow or another the subject came up and I told her my husband is a Marine vet..the rest of the conversation went like this..
Her – “Oh wow..so does he treat you right?”
Me – “Oh yeah of course..better than I deserve even.”
Her – “That’s great!..that’s pretty rare I know majority of Marines are wife beaters and such ya know.”
(yes, she said she KNOWS this…it was almost comical)
…she then went on to talk about how they’re brainwashed and trained to kill so of course they would seem and be dangerous..I mean how on earth could you possibly tell the difference between a terrorist in a combat zone and your 120lb wife right? And gosh that PTSD stuff must affect the Marines worse or something since the Army Infantryman aren’t inherently wife beaters… Sorry, I have to make a joke of these kinda things in order to keep from telling people they’re ignorant asses to their face..But in light of this I figured I could use it for the better on my blog. A comment like this is simply not as unheard of as one might hope. So I decided to make a little list of myths and truths about all those big bad wife-beating Marines out there…please hold all giggles for the end..
Myth – all Marines are wife beaters
truth – players? sometimes. rough in bed? sure. But majority of Marines don’t need to beat women to get what they want….just walk into a San Diego bar on a night the boys are wearing their blues if you don’t believe me..
Myth – all Marines have bodies that resemble body building icons like Hulk Hogan and The Rock
truth – with the exception of your occasional moto-pog who actually has the time to drink creatine 24/7 and go to the gym every night most Marines drink way too much booze, eat way too much pizza, and run way too far with way too much equipment to ever have the ability to resemble anything close to that. And besides…bigger bodies make bigger targets.
Myth – all Marines marry fat Mexican chicks or fat white trash (I don’t mean to offend anyone that’s just how the myth goes..)
truth – while many a marine do love good food, and these women make GOOD food…not ALL marine’s need more “cushin for the pushin”
Myth – all Marines are brainwashed in boot camp
truth – the Marine Corp is too poor to do such things. If any branch was going to have the funding and ability to experiment with mass brainwashing it would be the Airforce…just sayin…oorah
Myth – all Marines are stupid
truth – Walter Cunningham, John Glenn (astronauts…not the first either), Drew Carrey, Jerry Coleman, Keith Jackson, Jamey Johnson, Howard Johnson, George Jones, Robert Kiyosaki (author of Rich Dad, Poor Dad and expert in financial freedom), Hugh McColl (former CEO of Bank of America)…I could go on…
Myth – all Marines have moto tattoos and a tattoo of their dog tags on their side
truth – I think I know at least one that doesn’t….