Quote of the Day – Tam (12/19/2011)

And you know what? When the world started treating me like an adult, I found out I liked spinach just fine. As long as nobody was standing over me making me eat the stuff, because you still ain’t the boss of me.

Tam Eat Your Spinach

[And that’s the truth right there.  Seriously, there was a pile of stuff that as hard as my parents tried, I refused to eat it.  I refused so hard that even to this day my mom thinks I am as picky as I was as a kid.

You tell me what to do, I will do the exact opposite.  

I’m reminded of a story my buddy told me from the navy.  Out going CO of the boat had a fantastic crew with very little in the way of discipline problems.  A new CO came in and restructured liberty and the overall way he was treating his men.  In the ends the new CO was treating his new men as children.  His discipline problems went through the roof.  The moral of the story, if you treat people like children they will behave as such.

No one has any business telling me what is best for me, doubly so if they have the ability to steal from and kill me at gun point and get away with it.  -B] 

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About Barron

Barron is the owner, editor, and principal author at The Minuteman, a competitive shooter, and staff member for Boomershoot. Even in his free time he’s merging his love and knowledge of computers and technology with his love of firearms. He has a BS in electrical engineering from Washington State University. Immediately after college he went into work on embedded software and hardware for use in critical infrastructure. This included cryptographic communications equipment as well as command and control devices that were using that communications equipment. Since then he’s worked on just about everything ranging from toys, phones, other critical infrastructure, and even desktop applications. Doing everything from hardware system design, to software architecture, to actually writing software that makes your athletic band do its thing.

4 Responses to Quote of the Day – Tam (12/19/2011)

  1. Mike Suttles says:

    Here is the original quote (maybe not verbatim) “If you raise children, then that is what you will wind up with”

  2. Linoge says:

     Your buddy needs to stop stealing my stories… ;).  

    Saw it happen on two separate boats with two separate crews, and I was surprised neither time…  

    • It was one of the stories a buddy told me when he was convincing me that it was probably for the best that I had a medical (accident left me with metal rods in each leg).

      His comment was, you’re enlisted men would love you, you’re CO is going to [email protected]#$ing hate you.  Not to mention every officer from the Academy is going to doubly hate you.  My dad was in the Navy (mustang) and growing up I wanted nothing more than a Commission.  I still do, but all things considered, it’s probably a good thing I didn’t go in since I would be finishing up my hitch right about now.

      Let’s just say Jimmy Carter was the reason my dad left the Navy and I share his sentiment.  Take that as you like, if you don’t connect the dots, some time offline I’ll explain it.