[Quick note: the base I'm at is shared between 2 units - 1 corp and 1 Inf Reg] Why is it that people fly off the handle so easily? Today I was at my unit helping out clean up some of the gear in the armoury, but before the PSI turned up, one of my comrades and meself stood at the gate letting people in (we had a self-defence class going on at the unit and some contractors doing work). Simple stuff - hello, who are ya and what you doing here? (obviously with a courteous tone). Every single person that went through that gate was fine, until... Some random bloke approaches the gate (in civis), don't recognise him and he storms through. Usual business - "Excuse me, can I ask who you are please?" *Doesn't react* "EXCUSE ME - WHAT ARE YOU HERE FOR?" "What am I here for?" "Yeah, security check" "I'm fcuking X Squadron, I'm a fcuking Corporal!" *storms off* So I chase after him demanding to see his MOD 90 and when i catch up with him he starts bollocking me for shouting at him "what if I was an officer, etc, etc" completely disregarding the fact that I had asked him politely at first. After a heated discussion he finally showed me his MOD 90 and threatened to go to my superiors. Please - tell me if I'm wrong here: 1) How the fcuk was I supposed to know who you are? 2) The guy burst through the gates without responding to my polite call. How the hell else am I going to get his attention other than by shouting? 3) He told me to call everyone who approached the gate Sir/Ma'am yet the last time I did that the person was a Sergeant and I got a huge bollocking for calling him Sir (again in Civis and no idea who the hell he was). Am I really going to risk that again? 4) Fcuk off - I'm not getting paid extra for this, I'm doing because our Company is very security conscience - I don't give a toss what your unit does. (Irony of it is that the caretaker was praising us for our actions and saying how lax their security is). 5) I couldn't give a toss whether your General Sir Mike Jackson, himself: show me your ID or fcuk off! Wrong?! Alright - fair enough, I'll get over it. But what really gets my fcuking goat is that I volunteer to do something without orders from superioir ranks and then get bollock3d for supposedly doing it wrong... And people here wonder why I'm so cynical and hateful towards personnel?