Against my better judgment: said one:
If you think it is so fun getting shot at, why not volunteer yourself?
To which I reply:
If I could, I would, but I can’t: I’m type 1 (insulin dependent) diabetic, which is an automatic disqualifier. I spoke to a few people in the armed services (one of whom wanted to recruit me), and I was consistently told that I would be absolutely unable to serve.
I even applied to work in Iraq as a translator with a contractor with the Defense Department. They turned me down after my physical: they said they could not hire me because I was diabetic.
So. What next?