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Posted: 1/19/2015 1:41:07 AM EST
Dear Arfcom, I never thought it would happen to me.
In Honolulu for work and met my first SEAL. At a crappy bar in Waikiki with coworkers wanting to celebrate the Seahawks win (we're all from WA). Random guy starts talking shit about my coworkers Seahawks jerseys. He's a NE Patriots fan who keep repeating he's from Boston / went to Boston University , but lives here now. Offers to buy us all a drink. At some point my boss asks him what he does for work and the guy says you wouldnt believe me. I made a joke about drug kingpin and he starts laughing real loud. I asked what he really did and says he used to be a Navy SEAL and works as a defense contractor now. Someone else seemed skeptical and he pulls out his wallet and showed some kind of ID card. I havent seen a .mil ID in quite a while, his card was vertically oriented but I wasnt able to get a better look to see what it was. Guy then says he made $200k last year so I asked what company he worked for the last time he was deployed, he replies he returned from his last Navy deployment 6 months ago and started contracting. No security firm given. I ignored him after that and he drifted away from our table after some more bullshit about money.

CSB Im sure but I thought Id share.

Link Posted: 1/19/2015 1:49:41 AM EST
CSB
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 1:58:31 AM EST
But the beer?
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 2:01:54 AM EST
I like bourbon
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 2:03:43 AM EST
CA Cards are vertical...if he is a contractor...it would be GREEN all over it.


Link Posted: 1/19/2015 2:23:20 AM EST
He was Cylon the whole time.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 2:24:47 AM EST
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Entirely plausible
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 2:28:58 AM EST
SEAL gonna SEAL - all the time.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 2:57:45 AM EST
How come no one was ever a cook in the military?
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 3:04:58 AM EST
Originally Posted By NWRed:
Dear Arfcom, I never thought it would happen to me.
In Honolulu for work and met my first SEAL. At a crappy bar in Waikiki with coworkers wanting to celebrate the Seahawks win (we're all from WA). Random guy starts talking shit about my coworkers Seahawks jerseys. He's a NE Patriots fan who keep repeating he's from Boston / went to Boston University , but lives here now. Offers to buy us all a drink. At some point my boss asks him what he does for work and the guy says you wouldnt believe me. I made a joke about drug kingpin and he starts laughing real loud. I asked what he really did and says he used to be a Navy SEAL and works as a defense contractor now. Someone else seemed skeptical and he pulls out his wallet and showed some kind of ID card. I havent seen a .mil ID in quite a while, his card was vertically oriented but I wasnt able to get a better look to see what it was. Guy then says he made $200k last year so I asked what company he worked for the last time he was deployed, he replies he returned from his last Navy deployment 6 months ago and started contracting. No security firm given. I ignored him after that and he drifted away from our table after some more bullshit about money.

CSB Im sure but I thought Id share.

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Giovanni's?
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 3:05:48 AM EST
[Last Edit: 1/19/2015 3:06:02 AM EST by matt58]
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Originally Posted By rollin_hot:
How come no one was ever a cook in the military?
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Just like Chief Rybeck
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 3:17:22 AM EST
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If you meet someone who says they were "a cook" in the military, be careful.

...they're probably the real operators.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 3:36:49 AM EST
A SEAL, a crossfitter, a vegan, and a guy that's allergic to gluten walk into a bar...

I only know because they all told me within the first three minutes.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 4:14:30 AM EST
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Originally Posted By SpudCrushr:
A SEAL, a crossfitter, a vegan, and a guy that's allergic to gluten walk into a bar...

I only know because they all told me within the first three minutes.
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A supply troop steps up to the door of bar .... a HSLD no shit steely eyed I was almost a SF troop steps in.
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Originally Posted By SpudCrushr:
A SEAL, a crossfitter, a vegan, and a guy that's allergic to gluten walk into a bar...

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I've only hear men claim to be SEALs. But, I've never heard a man claim to be a crossfire, a vegan, nor allergic to gluten. Them are women's issues.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 5:57:28 AM EST
If I was a retired SEAL doing contract work I would probably live in Hawaii. Maybe try and get in the PI game
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 6:07:03 AM EST
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Originally Posted By rollin_hot:
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My uncle was a cook in the Coast Guard. He made the full career out of it, did 25 years and retired.
He did something else his first couple of years in, but that's what he was proud to tell people that he did. He's pretty good at it too.

He now works part time as a park ranger. He seems to be pretty happy with how life is going for him.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 6:11:25 AM EST
They're everywhere...
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 6:11:53 AM EST
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Link Posted: 1/19/2015 6:19:49 AM EST
Did he have a mustache and drive a Ferrari?
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 6:20:26 AM EST
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So you talked a guy into whipping out his CAC?
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 6:26:48 AM EST
Was he able to drink on his CAC?
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 7:04:52 AM EST
How can you tell who the former SEAL on your team (or bar or office or...) is? He tells you.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 11:54:26 AM EST
I left and went back to the hotel, my coworkers stayed. I was told this morning that Mr. "Im more operational than you" ( actual quote, reminded me of the DEA agent who shot himself) continued talking shit to other patrons and eventually some guy gave him a shove and offered to take it to the parking lot to finish the conversation . The "SEAL" attempted deesecalation by saying it was all good/just kidding player etc. but security threw them both out. My coworkers didn't go out to see how fast he ran the quarter mile.


It wasnt Giovannis, couldnt recall the name but that wasnt it.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 11:59:08 AM EST
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Originally Posted By NWRed:
I left and went back to the hotel, my coworkers stayed. I was told this morning that Mr. "Im more operational than you" ( actual quote, reminded me of the DEA agent who shot himself) continued talking shit to other patrons and eventually some guy gave him a shove and offered to take it to the parking lot to finish the conversation . The "SEAL" attempted deesecalation by saying it was all good/just kidding player etc. but security threw them both out. My coworkers didn't go out to see how fast he ran the quarter mile.


It wasnt Giovannis, couldnt recall the name but that wasnt it.
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Hell, he might have actually been a real SEAL. If you see a book come out in a few years mentioning your buddy getting his ass kicked in a bar fight you will know for sure.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 12:00:03 PM EST
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Just like Chief Rybeck
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Originally Posted By matt58:
Originally Posted By rollin_hot:
How come no one was ever a cook in the military?


Just like Chief Rybeck


and his actor counterpart who lied about being CIA? that one?
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 12:03:15 PM EST
Was it Focus8?
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 12:03:51 PM EST
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Originally Posted By Stokes:
I've only hear men claim to be SEALs. But, I've never heard a man claim to be a crossfire, a vegan, nor allergic to gluten. Them are women's issues.
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Originally Posted By Stokes:
Originally Posted By SpudCrushr:
A SEAL, a crossfitter, a vegan, and a guy that's allergic to gluten walk into a bar...

I only know because they all told me within the first three minutes.
I've only hear men claim to be SEALs. But, I've never heard a man claim to be a crossfire, a vegan, nor allergic to gluten. Them are women's issues.
I did but he was wearing a pair of tight pants, really weird almost elf shoes / slippers, and had a perfectly manicured beard. he told me it completely unsolicited along with the paleo diet. I told him the "how do you know if somebody is a crossfitter" joke. He didnt laugh.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 12:19:11 PM EST
This all sounds perfectly plausible to be honest.
Link Posted: 1/19/2015 12:35:06 PM EST
[Last Edit: 1/19/2015 12:37:23 PM EST by DvlDog]
Did you spit or swallow?

Im betting swallow cuz it sounds like you're in love.

Executive Summary: OP got a free beer from a guy that used to be in the navy. Misty eyed hero worship ensued.


seal threads are like poop threads to me
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