A few days ago, a friend mentioned that she thought I was sarcastic. Before you wholeheartedly agree with her, she said that, specifically, my mention of cookies as one of the best Army perks was sarcastic.
Here's the deal. There are a lot of things about the Army that I love. I made a whole list of them. And, yes, I did include the Camp Bondsteel chocolate chip cookies on that list.
In a rare moment of sobriety, I was not being sarcastic. I hereby defend my original declaration that "the cookies are amazing."
I even offered to my commander that, if they ever took the cookies away, he'd have to take my weapon. A bit of a scare erupted when the next day the good folks who do the baking at CBS substituted a new caramel cookie for the original, amazing, chocolate chip ones.
I almost flipped.
But the perks were back the next day, and I have been happy since. To respond publicly to the accusation that an otherwise serious Soldier would claim the cookies as an Army best sarcastically, I have two things to say.
First. The cookies are really good.
Second, there are only about nine things better.