What do you think of this proposition from a senior?

Subject: Fwd: Send the old guys to Afghanistan!!

Send Service Vets over 60!

I am over 60 and the Armed Forces thinks I'm too old to track down terrorists. You can't be older than 42 to join the military.

They've got the whole thing ***-backwards. Instead of sending 18-year olds off to fight, they ought to take us old guys. You shouldn't be able to join a military unit until you're at least 35.

For starters: Researchers say 18-year-olds think about sex every 10 seconds. Old guys only think about sex a couple of times a day, leaving us more than 28,000 additional seconds per day to concentrate on the enemy.

Young guys haven't lived long enough to be cranky, and a cranky soldier is a dangerous soldier. 'My back hurts! I can't sleep, I'm tired and hungry' We are impatient and maybe letting us kill some asshole that desperately deserves it will make us feel better and shut us up for a while.

An 18-year-old doesn't even like to get up before 10 a.m. Old guys always get up early to pee so what the hell. Besides, like I said, 'I'm tired and can't sleep and since I'm already up, I may as well be up killing some fanatical son-of-a-*****.

If captured we couldn't spill the beans because we'd forget where we put them. In fact, name, rank, and serial number would be a real brainteaser.

Boot camp would be easier for old guys. We're used to getting screamed and yelled at and we're used to soft food. We've also developed an appreciation for guns. We've been using them for years as an excuse to get out of the house, away from the screaming and yelling. They could lighten up on the obstacle course however. I've been in combat and didn't see a single 20-foot wall with rope hanging over the side, nor did I ever do any push-ups after completing basic training.

Actually, the running part is kind of a waste of energy, too. I've never seen anyone outrun a bullet.

An 18-year-old has the whole world ahead of him. He's still learning to shave, to start up a conversation with a pretty girl. He still hasn't figured out that a baseball cap has a brim to shade his eyes, not the back of his head.

These are all great reasons to keep our kids at home to learn a little more about life before sending them off into harm's way. Let us old guys track down those dirty rotten coward terrorists. The last thing an enemy would want to see is a couple of million pissed off old farts with attitudes and automatic weapons who know that their best years are already behind them.

Share this with your senior friends. It's purposely in big type so they can read it.

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  • Bill
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago
    Favourite answer

    Let me finish my beer and pee and I'm ready to go.

    Chief Petty Officer

    U.S. Navy, Retired

    1968-1990

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    This person really has a sense of humour! This is very difficult to answer. I personally believe that war in general is really bad. Even at 60, there will be those that will care for the person. Looking back at the book Silence on the western front, it really showes how people who are young are inexperienced. However, the germans were desperate so they needed them and hopefully (I wouldn't know) the new recruits in afghanastan would get enough knowledge and experience to fight well unlike those in the book. Those with experience will obviously fight better (even though they learn to escape death-sometimes people just can't) so it seems resonable to send them. How about having those who are willing to help teach the younger generation?

    I find this question difficult to answer but I like difficult questions such as this. It gives me something to think about. I can only suggest, not answer.

  • linzy
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    No, they are not inevitably senior centers, yet community centers. there are 3 that i be attentive to of and the only that does is added away, and that i'm unlikely to waste the gas to get there. i could somewhat like for it to be indoors so as that i ought to take a water aerobics classification. yet i prefer heat pool water, i won't be able to leap right into a chilly pool, nor ought to get out and courageous the climate in 40 or 50 degree climate. After being in a heat pool. i'm unlikely to possibility getting pneumonia for all people. and that i'm unlikely to connect a fitness midsection just to get the benifit of a indoor pool. surely there are some gyms that have an outdoors pool, so why hassle.

  • 1 decade ago

    Awesome, I agree.

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  • ?
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    I love it! I know my uncle would have been ready and willing if he were with us today.

  • I think that you have a good idea there,reasonable.

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  • 1 decade ago

    Thanks for the laugh!

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