Sure, there are plenty of dummies out there in the civilian ranks, but as these people from the military will attest, there’s nothing quite like the kind of idiot you run into while serving. These Redditors came together to share the moments that made them scratch their heads and ask “Just how did this person pass basic training”?
1. Jingle Bells, Batman Smells
At basic training, we had a guy who did a version of the Christian Bale deep Batman voice for the entire time. Somehow, it got worse. He also never took off his eye protection—it was terrifying to be woken up by him for guard duty in the middle of the night. He would just loom over you and say your name while jabbing you violently with his hands.
Apparently, his underwear eventually fused to his body because he didn’t shower for weeks. The stench was miserable.