My job as a staff officer currently involves building and analyzing some pretty complicated reports for our unit. Recently a young sergeant was assigned the task of sending up the data from her Battalion. “It’s been a while since I’ve had to do these reports,” she wrote to me in an email, “Please bare with me.”

I quickly wrote back, “Sergeant, in regards to this report, I will gladly bear with you. But I will not bare with you, as that would be fraternization.”

Author: KB French

Formerly many things, including theology student, mime, jr. high Latin teacher, and Army logistics officer. Currently in the National Guard, and employed as a civilian... somewhere

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