Scout sustained his first non-combat related injury today. As he describes it, his finger busted open like a grape.
Take one guess which finger it is. His trigger finger.
I'm a little confused about the details, but somehow as he was finishing up a set of reps during weightlifting, he slammed down his weights and his finger got jammed in the middle of his weight and something else. The soldier he was lifting with (who Scout describes as a non-stoned stoner- type) said nonchalantly, "Hey man, you're bleeding all over the place."
Scout said that the laceration was L-shaped, with "meat hanging out."
Two stitches and a few Motrin later, Scout is in an incredible amount of pain. But he told the medics that under no circumstances were they to tell his superiors about his injury. He told me that he'll shoot his firearm with his middle finger if he has to.
When I asked him if he thought it was a good idea to conceal the incident, he whined, "But then they won't let me go on any missions..."
How can I argue with that?