As a Sailor, there are two things in which I take pride.
Sailing and fishing. It is in our blood.
Soldiers, I would guess, like hiking and shooting.
Airmen like anything that flies, and maybe golf.
Marines like to kill things and mess with Sailors.
I say this because last weekend I spent four days at a lake, and I fished. Not only did I not catch anything, my bobber never moved once. Not once. I did see some bubbles, but I think they came from trout giggles.
So it was distressing when a Marine friend of mine posted this picture on his Facebook page:
His face is blurred; not from any privacy concerns, but because I can’t bring myself to give him credit for the catch.
I told him of my struggles, and asked him what his secret is.
He told me to, “… put a worm on a hook with a sinker and throw it out into the lake”, which pretty much describes every fishing technique known to man. I believe it was Marine double-speak for, “I am not going to tell you, Sailor boy. Figure it out yourself.”
Which confirms my belief that Marines like to kill things (i.e. a huge fish) and mess with Sailors.
I think I’ll go sailing.