I'm interested in life experiences (like stories,) so when I found out my friend was in the Navy, I asked her many things about her time during the Navy. So, she gave me some of her life experiences and I seem to get more interested in her experiences as time goes by.
I told her that I learned a Navy term called shipmate, and found that it was a sarcastic/funny term used with peers or something of a dislike. Told her it was initially used as a kind gesture with others, but it somehow found a new connotation to it. She was like.... "YES! Our old professor was in the Navy, when I called him a shipmate as a joke.... he looked sternly at me and was like 'DON'T CALL ME THAT!' Because of that, he calls me a shipmate just to be funny."
She also told me about another Navy term called sealegs, no matter how strong you were when it came to motion-sickness, if a navy ship was moving through waves..... everybody that didn't take medicine for motion sickness will.... vomit. The term was used for those who hasn't experienced the motion sickness yet.
She talked about how cramped the ships can be, and because of it, having to be near many people. Claustrophobic people had to beware.
She also told me about her experiences in Japan and Italy. About how her groups, from time to time, got into fights because she pretty much has become part of her group because the group experienced soooooooo many things together. Like, if one of the people in her group were to mess up, they all had to do extra work.
I also asked her what time she wakes up nowadays.... she was like "4:50 AM........ like every freaking day now." I laughed sooooooooo hard when she told me about that.... and I told her that that I unconsciously, no matter how tired I am, wake up at around 6 for similar reasons (I always woke up sometime around 6 because I did it constantly as a kid.)
I have a blast talking to her about her experiences, lol. I might actually talk to my brother-in-law about his time in the Marines, and whether his experience was as great as my Navy friend.