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Army Recruiters Never Sleep

A 16-year-old we know was waiting patiently at a bus stop the other day.

A non-descript sedan drove by, then hit the brakes. The driver made a quick U-turn, went back and crossed the median again in order to drive by the bus stop.

As it neared the bus stop, it started slowing down.

Creepy old dude offering a ride to some innocent young stud?

Maybe. Maybe not. Depends where you're coming from, politically.

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Turns out the guy was an Army recruiter, who could not bring himself to drive by the bus stop without making a pitch. And not taking no for an answer too easily, either.

Hey, at least he didn't ask for help seeking his lost puppy.

But remember, kids: Be careful out there.

-- Richard Connelly

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