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Peoples reactions when you tell them you're joining the marines?

Discussion in 'Jollies Bar' started by Rg_, Mar 11, 2015.

  1. Rg_

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    Hi guys just wondering what reactions/comments you guys have had when you've told people your joining the marines.

    Lots of people have diferent opinions when you tell them so it will be interesting what some of the people have said to you.

    Fire away!
     
  2. AshleyR

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    Some people spurring me on, some people say nothing,some people dont think I can do it, had the lot really aha
     
  3. WelshLad97

    WelshLad97 Royal Marines Commando

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    some people usually try and be funny and say 'have a nice time in Afghanistan'. Or then you have the distant relatives who say something 'Ooh god, that'll be hard. Those marines are tough buggers'. And then the people you don't really know and they say 'my brother in law was in the army, that's basically the same isn't it?'
     
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  4. the happy sloth

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    Nothing, as I only really tell close friends, no point in telling anyone else.
     
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  5. Kent88

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    Not told my parents yet
    Will tell them after PJFT
     
  6. CookieMuncher96

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    "Oh is that the army?"-banghead-
     
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  7. sy_lume

    sy_lume Royal Marines Commando

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    only told close friends and family, and college tutors because i had too, close friends and family are supportive, some aren't but I'm not doing it for them anyway, and college just talk about how they know so many people who failed at it and take the mick
     
  8. mati120

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    "I was going to do that" or "I could of done of that".....
     
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  9. TrainInSaiyan

    TrainInSaiyan Well-Known Member

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    Only tell who you have to tell guys, its not something you want getting out. Think about your personal security, plus the fact many don't make it through the selection process.
     
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  10. Rg_

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    Exactly how I feel. I've only told a few close friends and family. I wouldn't want to tell the world about it and then not even make it through selection.


    The guy at work only overheard me talking to a colleague and asked me about it. All he said when I told him was, "Don't get shot!"
     
  11. Rg_

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    The few work colleagues who know about it. "How's your army stuff going?"
     
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  12. GreenBean

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    Family and a few close Friends, honestly its interesting to see how people respond and how they perceive your personal character. Probably the worst response I have had after I told some people I planned to apply were, "Do you really know what that means!?" and "You might have to kill people!?" Makes for an interesting conversation... But one well worth having.
     
  13. "freddie"

    "freddie" Former Royal Marines SNCO.

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    Instant knicker dropper, just close your eyes when telling your Grandad.
     
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  14. TrainInSaiyan

    TrainInSaiyan Well-Known Member

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    He'll have better mates in his troop trust me! guarantee half of the negative comments were said in jealousy, knowing they lack the ability/courage to undertake such a challenge themselves.
     
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  15. Chelonian

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    Such negative behaviour is usually motivated by jealousy. I'd wager that the majority of your lad's so-called mates will only dream of wearing a green lid. Or a maroon one for that matter. :)
     
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  16. "freddie"

    "freddie" Former Royal Marines SNCO.

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    The twisted ones will have the nightmares about the latter.
     
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  17. Pingedsole

    Pingedsole Well-Known Member

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    You are on form today Freddie :)
     
  18. "freddie"

    "freddie" Former Royal Marines SNCO.

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    Just today? Catch up!
     
  19. Pingedsole

    Pingedsole Well-Known Member

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    My bad!

    Having now read through all of your posts I can confirm you are a comedy genius.
     
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  20. Lucky-1972

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    My family and close friends are all supportive, apart from the few "won't be able to that in the marines" gibes from my friends or teasing about my fitness.