I was at Denny’s the other day and there were some other Marines seated at a table not too far from mine. I usually try to avoid people noticing I’m a Marine, so I don’t get the traditional high-and-tights that usually goes with it. Also, I’m not a fucking boot. But that’s not the point. The point is, these men were quite obviously Marines. So as they went to pay for their meal, the server said “Oh, no, the manager is covering your meal today”. Now, instead of saying “thank you” or leaving a bigger than average tip, or asking to thank the manager personally, these motherfuckers say “Oh, well in that case we’ll have refills on all our drink, another dessert for everyone, and two more orders of onion rings”.

I don’t consider myself the nicest or most polite or most sociable person by any means, but that is NOT the correct response to an act of kindness like that.