20 Telltale Signs You’ve Served Time In The Military

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Some ex-military personnel will often downplay their service, perhaps preferring not to draw attention to it. Even so, there may still be ways to tell whether someone is a veteran – whether it’s through their incredible ironing skills or their overuse of a certain condiment. These 20 tell-tale signs, for example, all definitely reveal that you’ve spent time in the armed forces.

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20. Any floor can be a bed

Soldiers don’t always have the luxury of a mattress to crash on. Indeed, whether they’re on a tour of duty or just training, service personnel often have to rest wherever they happen to be. So, if you notice someone making a hard floor look like the world’s softest bed, you’ll know who they used to be.

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19. You’re an ironing master

Are your clothes only creased exactly where they need to be? Well, you may just have served in the military. After all, army personnel are well known for their attention to detail when it comes to ironing, and exquisite presentation is also part and parcel of military life.

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