Re: Anger management thread
We just get to complain about life? Hell yes.
I go to a military college (enlistment was my choice, college was my parents', so we kinda compromised) so you can argue that I knew what I was getting myself into and may not have a right to harp about all this. In this college I cannot refer to myself as I, my friends as they, or ourselves as we. We are now "this recruit" or "these recruits" or "that recruit's M14". We cannot talk outside or across halls or in the mess hall. When sitting we must be upright on the front six inches of our chairs. I wake up at 0430 every morning for physical training, which sucks because I absolutely hate mornings. We have to stare straight ahead whenever not in our rooms or an academic building, they call it being "locked on". We have to greet officers whenever we pass them, but we can't move our heads or eyes to look at their rank so it SUCKS when we pass one without greeting and get reamed out to no end.
Everywhere we walk has to be in the gutter, roads are a privilege. We can only move in straight lines, turning only at 90 degree angles, it's called "squaring", and it sucks and takes forever to get anywhere. Despite that little tidbit, God forbid you show up at any time other than five minutes early to anything. We cannot use facebook, myspace, skype, AIM, or any instant messaging system. Cell phones are prohibited, but we are allowed a single ten-minute phone call home each week. We cannot nap during the day in our rooms, and they have to be pristine each morning for inspection which is ridiculous because they'll just conjure dust out of nowhere to yell at us about even if we dusted that desk like literally two minutes before they came in. There is a rule about this place they've never mentioned but one I've created and believe is, for the most part, true: Recruits can do nothing right.
I don't usually like complaining, but I have to admit that felt good.
Enlistment might not have been the answer. You might have tried ROTC or something so you can be an officer. I'm sorry to hear about your mornings, I'm basically the same. You should maybe try to get to know your officers so that when passing them you could recognize them. That's what I do. I'm sorry to hear of your predicament. Good luck with college.