Let me mansplain for you…I think Kirk actually got it.I’m with Kirk, didn’t quite follow. Was the guy entering the restaurant a threat? Was he carrying a weapon when he walked in? Or was it a ptsd moment due to the waitress dropping her tray? So many questions…
Marines get trained. When I say trained, I mean TRAINED. Certain things require certain responses. You learn them like your life and the lives of your squad and platoon depends on your immediate response and satisfactory performance of those things…because they do.
Those things stay with you. It took me years to stop reaching for my cover every time I entered or exited a building, which is a pointless thing, and I was Army, not a Marine.
So the joke is, even old Marines are still Marines, and you should be happy they are….and be careful not to do stupid things around them, because sometimes, reactions are automatic.
And no Kirk….this wasn’t about the man in the box. That guy might have used the fork.