If You've Experienced 23/30 of These Random Things, You're Definitely a Veteran

By: Teresa M.
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About This Quiz

You never know what kind of situation life will put you in! From being befriended by a stray dog to spending the night in an airport, life's random situations can really reveal our true character. After we find out how many of these random experiences you have survived, we'll be able to tell if you are made up from the same stuff as a veteran.

With military training and problem-solving abilities, we're betting on the fact that veterans might react differently to finding a hair in your food that the average civilian. Veterans tend to carry themselves with a pre-programmed sense of survival, and the random things we present will help us figure out whether or not you served your country.

We are not discounting the fact that civilians can be graceful and have a few survivalist instincts. However, we are suggesting that we'll be able to tell if you were a service member by the things you have dealt with on this crazy ride called life. There's no need to explain your actions or your reactions. Simply tell us if you have experienced the things we ask about. If you've experienced 23 or more, we will know for sure that you are a veteran!

Have you ever found a hair in your food?

Have you ever been stood up?

Have you ever been the target of a bird?

Have you ever witnessed someone shoplifting?

Have you ever slept through your alarm?

Has a stranger ever paid for your coffee?

Have you ever been fired?

Have you ever received flowers?

Have you ever slept in an airport?

Have you ever won money on a lottery ticket?

Have you ever found a message in a bottle?

Have you ever been served a raw steak?

Have you ever been given a love note?

Have you ever run into an ex at the grocery store?

Have ever been given a citation for speeding?

Have you ever been befriended by a stray dog?

Have you ever been bitten by a snake?

Have you ever been party of a wedding party?

Have you ever painted a picture?

Have you ever gotten lost in your hometown?

Have you ever drank spoiled milk?

Have you ever failed a class?

Have you ever had a flat tire?

Have you ever picked up a hitchhiker?

Have you ever testified in court?

Have you ever started an oven fire?

Have you ever had food poisoning?

Have you ever seen a shooting star?

Have you ever grown a tomato?

Have you ever driven a moving truck?

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