Dear Marines at the Minnesota State Fair.
Major awesome shockingly HUGE FAIL.
Thank you, for telling my 12 year old that he couldn’t do the pull-up challenge.
Thank you for telling my already insecure 12 year old that he was “Too small” (yes, the idiot said it).
Thank you for telling my 12 year old, who has wanted to be a marine since he was 4, that he couldn’t do a challenge that I GUARANTEE he could WHOOP YOUR BUTT on.
Oh, and should I mention that at our County Fair THOSE Marines LET HIM DO IT, and he WON. He beat 3 grown men who dropped out and he KEPT GOING getting over 20 pull ups in less than a minute. The 12 year old has the arms to keep on going, long after your butt falls off.
Thank you for diminishing the dream of a 12 year old, who now tells us “I don’t think I want to be a Marine, not if they are all mean like that guy”. CRAP
Our family has a long history in the Marines, and the rest of the armed forces. Uncles, Grandparents and Cousins serving our country, and you shame that memory with this.
Never have I been so ashamed, angry and just plain PISSED OFF at a member of any branch of the Armed Forces. Never.
Oh, and the words you had with my Ma is nothing compared to mine…hope your ready for my SCATHING letter I am writing to your commanding officer when I get his information tonight. You have not heard that last of me.
Maybe the Navy, Army or Coast Guard will help children who want to succeed. I now have my doubts in you.