So living in Hawaii I am surrounded my military housing and see military spouses and their habits. There are a couple things we civilians notice that blows our minds so I'm curious to know if anyone on the OT has experience with these things and could explain.
1. The majority of military spouses (with and without children) balloon up many times to morbid obesity while their husbands/wives (usually husbands) are on deployment. It is very common to see hot ripped men and women walking around with heifers. Wouldn't as a spouse you be extra motivated to stay in shape and keep yourself looking good while your significant other is out there fighting and you're home collecting his paycheck? Wouldn't you be mortified to let him see you like that after he's been suffering and working his ass off in some pretty nasty places?
2. Military parking. This actually is a hot spot within the military and curious to hear other civilian opinions. Outside of military malls/stores there is special parking for military members of higher ranks. There is a a big division of opinion on whether the spouse of these high ranking officers should be able to use the parking in their absence? You would not believe the ire that in invoked by lower servicemen when they see Captain's wives park their SUVs in there to go pick up groceries. Their argument is that space is reserved for the person of the rank, not their "cling-ons".