Just to clarify this post, I am way more pissed about the rental car thing. I think it’s awesome 19-year-olds get to drive tanks. The real injustice is that I have to pay an extra $75 a day to rent a PT Cruiser. If you mistook me for a morally conscious or selfless person, I apologize.
“Sometimes adulthood is set inconsistently for pragmatic reasons. Maybe we accept that 19-year-olds are not yet fully responsible adults for the purpose of driving a rental car, but hey, we still need someone to drive our tanks in Afghanistan.”—NY Times - “How Old Is Old Enough?”