Another Trooper and I were on a "hearts and minds" patrol on a planet in the Outer Rim. It was a peaceful mission, just to show the flag and show that the Republic cared about the Rim Scum.
We were surprised how much the local had worked to make the Grand Army of the Republic feel at home. They had even set up special restrooms for us, which is great.
Is it for Troopers only?
We were in the midst of using one of the facilities, when a Republic Naval officer came into the restroom. He stared at us for a moment and then barked, “ Trooper it is customary to salute a superior when they enter a room?”
We both turned and gave the WTF stare.
Thank Goodness he cannot see our faces.
We finish our business, give a sharp salute and went to leave the restroom.
“Trooper, In the Republic Navy we are taught to wash our hand after using the bathroom!” he said with a sneer.
“Yes, I know sir, but in the Grand Army of the Republic we were trained not to piss on our hands.” I replied with a nod as we walked out.