After returning from the military, what was the first luxury you enjoyed returning home?

Mudassir Ali
Jan 18, 2020 04:48 PM 0 Answers
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Mudassir Ali
- Jan 18, 2020 04:48 PM

I’ll answer this by assuming you mean when I returned home from a deployment.


Privacy was always the first luxury item that I enjoyed every time I came home.

Fuck worrying about getting my dick wet. Fuck trying to party. I just spent (at least) the last 7 months of my life constantly around you fucking people. Last thing on my “to do” list is to hangout with you even more.

I did all of my deployments out of Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. Luckily for me it was only a 6 hour drive from home and only an hour drive from my 2 aunts, 1 uncle and 2 cousins who lived in New Bern, NC. Yes. The same place where Matthew Bates is from. New Bern was essentially my “home away from home” while I was stationed in Lejeune. I love it there and I’d move back in a heartbeat.

When you’re deployed you have basically no privacy whatsoever. It’s crazy. No privacy at all. And I’m the type of guy who values my privacy over EVERYTHING ELSE in my life.

So you can understand why I’d seek out some goddamn privacy the second I got back home.

I’d come home. My family would be at the base waiting for me. I’d get released (normally for 2–4 days) find my family and simply say “get me the fuck off this goddamn base.”

We’d drive to my aunts house in New Bern. I’d hangout for a bit with my family then excuse myself for the rest of the day or night. We seemed to always get back pretty late in the evening.

I’d take a fucking shower in private. Then, after my shower, I’d run a hot bath and just sit there like a goddamn idiot, enjoying the quiet and privacy.

Then I’d get dressed and walk my ass down to the porch.

And I’d sit there, enjoying the privacy and darkness while drinking a Dr Pepper and smoking cigarette after cigarette for hours on end until just before the sun came back up.

Privacy is a luxury that I don’t think people fully appreciate. Until it’s utterly fucking ripped away from you and gone

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