On training with the French Foreign Legion:
A week into the legion’s jungle warfare course here in the equatorial rain forest, he was famished after eating nothing for three days but some agouti, a rodent that resembles a large, tailless rat.
I don’t understand what he’s complaining about..
“We call the new entrants Generation PlayStation because they’re so soft,” said Corporal Francois, who claimed he joined the legion after seeing action in South Africa’s army.
“Now we’re taking the ex-husbands running from alimony,” he chaffed, “and all these guys with university degrees.”
Good short read from NY Times.