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I recently came back from Afghanistan and wanted to find a local gym besides god awful Planet Fitness. A few of my friends go to Anytime Fitness and they tell me I should sign up because they only pay $30 with a student discount. I go in and ask about a military discount and the lady tells me that it'll cost me $35... I then ask her how a student pays less than military and she goes on to give me some *** about student loans. ARE YOU KIDDING ME?! Half the kids in college have mommy and daddy paying for their education and I don't know anyone who needs to pay for therapy [physical or mental] because school was too hard on them. I certainly didn't know anyone that showed up for class one day only to get shot and killed or blown to pieces.

Sure, $5 a month is next to nothing, but I was so offended by the principal and the total bullcrap coming out of this woman's mouth that I couldn't even stay in the building.

No, I don't think because I'm in the military I deserve a discount wherever I go and no, I don't necessarily think I'm better than students because I joined the military. I do however believe if you're going to offer such discounts you should have a *** good reason to make the war veteran that literally needs to stay fit for his "job" pay more than some 19 year old who is just trying to burn off all those underage drinking calories.

Monetary Loss: $5.

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Anonymous
#1574772

You are absolutely right! and by the way, I, too, am a veteran (though I never fought in any war-just served in the military stateside during Vietnam) and you DO deserve a discount (no matter how much it is! YOU EARNED IT!

Anonymous
#1537156

Dude, if you really are in the military, all gyms on base are free. The discount is what it is.

You sound like a dependa right now.

What's next? You gonna throw your spouses rank(which you think is yours) in their face and demand it?

Anonymous
to 82nd all the way #1579928

Yes! Thank you! What a freaking whiner.

Anonymous
to 82nd all the way #1583654

For us Veterans we can not access any military base or post. Be nice for a discount been going to AF for 5 years.

Anonymous
Dupont, Washington, United States #1246594

As a "war veteran" I'm embarrassed to read things like this. You my friend are a entitled F*@K that makes us all look bad.

You seem like one of those guys that would claim PTSD just because you didn't get your little parade when you returned home. You probably would be alright with the fact that you're taking away from someone that actually needs it as well. Times like now we need all the support we can get and people dont want to read idiotic s**t like this.

Man up for F's sake.

Anonymous
#1145425

OP's complaint makes me wish I was blown to pieces while I was in Afghaniland.

Anonymous
Houston, Texas, United States #1126910

As I recall every base had a free gym. And I've been to several.

Then when I left active duty, I started to do this "pt" thing I've never heard of before. It includes push up, sit ups, and running. Along with other vigorous excersizes. All of these were 100% free.

as I ran around my neighborhood I actually found a quarter once, so I was actually paid to do it. As far as gym equipment, I don't need to lift 500 lbs with my legs, just throw on my ruck and fill it with rocks and *** running.... but in basic several years ago I was issued something called "common *** sense" . Not to mention all the years I spent doing route clearance while the army paid for the little electricity I had and all the mre's I had eaten.

Just think of it as now your paying for them. Unless you put your big boy pants on and manned the *** up.

But I do agree that there are so many kinds learning and drinking on daddy's dime.

At least you earned your 5 dollars and you can be proud to say you have something to show for it. Maybe.

Anonymous
#1028157

Anyone in the military is good in my eyes. We need to support each other not criticize.

(First in, first out).

Anonymous
to Anonymous #1449060

Thank you

Anonymous
#989743

"you should have a *** good reason to make the war veteran that literally needs to stay fit for his "job" pay more than some 19 year old who is just trying to burn off all those underage drinking calories."

stop drinking.

Anonymous
#985161

yeah!!!!!!!!

Anonymous
#979413

When you read articles headlined "Generation of entitlement amongst vets" they are talking about you, sir. This coming from somebody who takes pride in both being an OIF vet (PH included) and paying the extra $5 bucks like everybody else.

You think you can't get ahead of some college kids because they got a $5 discount? Where did the BAMF attitude go...used to be a show of strength to do things the hard way.

Anonymous
#957001

What an idiotic post. I have served in the military for the past 6 years and would never complain about not getting AS MUCH of a discount as someone else.

Think about the college kids who have to pay for their own tuition and work part time.

Your post is representative of a typical egotistical entitled military veteran who makes the rest of us look bad. Go get an attitude change

Anonymous
to Anonymous #957472

Agreed.

Anonymous
Brentwood, Tennessee, United States #956384

Haven't you ever read about a school shooting you ***. That's why you are in the military because you get a real job. Get an education, real job and you will be able to afford it, plus while getting the education you will get a student discount!

Anonymous
to Anonymous #956419

lol at you. I also served OIF/OEF...

School Shooting? I guess that compares to real combat..

^^ note my sarcarm

PS- I got a degree as well.

I understand the stresses of both. College is a cakewalk compared to combat.

Anonymous
#874102

Hmm... I wish "Mommy and Daddy" had paid for my school. You are an uninformed ***wipe.

Anonymous
to Bananas #956415

The OP's post did say half the kids in college. You seem a little butthurt for someone so informed, Bananas.

Anonymous
#849075

"No, I don't think because I'm in the military I deserve a discount wherever I go and no, I don't necessarily think I'm better than students because I joined the military."

-- nope, that's exactly what you think, and the rest of your post proves exactly that.

Anonymous
to Anonymous #849122

Your comment proves exactly what an *** you are...

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