While I was on one of the dive boats this weekend, we had a man riding along with his wife. He said that he had not been diving since he got out of the Navy in 1992, and was out of practice. I asked him what he did, and he replied "I was on Special Teams."
Blink. He was a punt returner?
I told him I used to be in the Navy, and that I was an Electrician's Mate Second Class. I told him that I went to boot camp in Orlando. He told me how lucky I was, and said that he had done boot and A school in Great Lakes.
So I asked him where he was stationed, and he replied that he was stationed at New London, CT. He then told me that he was a Machinist Mate First Class. He started to tell me stories about how he would be inserted into places by exiting the submarine through a small tube.
So I asked him what his BUD/S class number was. He replied, "Buds? What's that?"
I immediately knew that he was a poser. He wasn't a SEAL, because he didn't know what BUD/S was. I know at least 4 people who claim that they were at one time SEALs. They are all likely lying.
Why do so many feel the need to make themselves look cool by claiming to be something that they are not?