You don’t say?
Working at a gun shop I hear my share of opinions and stories from people. For the most part the customers I’ve talked to are honest, good people.
Yesterday though, this guy walks in and I’m subjected to the weirdest story I’ve heard yet. 100% sure he’s a veteran, but a young one, maybe late twenties, early thirties. He had VA papers in his hand, and there is a VA office down the street.
Initially I first believed him, kind of giving him the benefit of the doubt, but as he kept talking, I realized he was lying and that maybe he was on medication; maybe he was suffering from some sort of mental disorder/illness.
In order of what he told me in a span of 30 mins since he was the only one in the shop. Starts off believable but then spirals into lies…
- He had friends in the Special Forces (only thing I believed)
- He won a military competition and got 25 acres of land as a prize.
- He owned 45 cars, including Maseratis and Lotuses
- He owns 900 guns
- He built his first machine gun when he was 9 years old
- He built a 7mm full auto machine gun with a 150 round “clip”
- He owns a helicopter
- He combined 4 of his 7mm machine guns and put them on his helicopter
- He shot a 35 ft long snake somewhere in the U.S
- Black Ops will kill him if he speaks out about certain things.
Eventually he left after my boss handed me some paperwork to look over.
This post isn’t meant to make fun of the guy. I don’t know what he’s been through during his time in the service. Maybe he does have an underlying mental illness. Or maybe he’s just a pathological liar; he wasn’t arrogant about his stories, he said it all with a straight face and smile, like how a good friend talks to you. I can’t say for sure.
June was PTSD awareness month.
As the saying goes. “War. War never changes."…but war changes those who are a part of it.