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9 Most Irritating Things Vets Hear When They Head Off to College

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Life in the military is fantastic, but being a lifer isn’t for everyone.

One of the greatest pieces of legislative success for the veteran community was the creation of the GI Bill.

 

It opened the door for countless veterans to finally spread their wings and get a leg up in the civilian marketplace, rewarding their service with a launchpad.

Because of the GI Bill, many civilians who went straight to college from high school have their first interactions with a veteran. And it’s a good thing. You’re both in school, so there’s some common ground — thus helping bridge the ever-growing civilian-military divide. However, not all civilians approach veterans with the best opening lines.

The following are questions and comments that make veterans grit their teeth almost immediately.

1.) “You’re a vet. What’s your opinion on the war/politics/the latest hot-button issue?”

In a smaller, more intimate setting, it’s fine to ask us about our opinions on things. Hell, we’re kind of known for making 30-minute-long rant videos from the front seats of our trucks.

But putting us on the spot in the middle of a classroom discussion is not cool. If the conversation is clearly leaning to one side, you’re setting the veteran up to be the enemy for standing up for anything military related. Ask this question and you’re either going to get an extremely heated debate or a completely zoned-out vet.

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These dumb-ass discussions are made even better when no one but the veteran understands that they’re f*cking with everyone just to watch their reactions.

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9 Most Irritating Things Vets Hear When They Head Off to College
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9 Most Irritating Things Vets Hear When They Head Off to College
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Many civilians who went straight to college have their first interactions with a veteran there, but not all civilians approach veterans with the best greetings.
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