Them: "Oh, what did you do in the Navy? Were you a lawyer?"So, I was pondering the ease of s simply saying "I was a pilot" or "I was a submariner" or "I was a SEAL" or even "I was a supply officer." Why is being a officer of the surface line so hard to explain? What is a SWO? Something to blog more about, I suppose.
Me: "No, I was a SWO."
Them: Blank look. "A what?"
Me: "A Surface Warfare Officer"
Them: Blank look.
Me: "I drove ships. I was a ship driver."
Them: "You steered ships?"
Me: "Well, . . . not all the time."
Them: "I had a friend whose brother was a Navy pilot. That must be exciting."
Me: "One of my sons is a Navy pilot."
Them: "Oh, is he a Top Gun?"
Me: "Oh! Look, a squirrel!"