These 11 Scenarios Can Scare Even the Toughest Milspouse

Halloween is just around the corner, which means that tricks, treats, and horror are just a part of life–especially if you live with someone who loves the holiday. But milspouse life can offer its own (silly) scares, even when it’s not October. Here are a few scenarios that just might shoot a chill down your spine:

1. When you’ve finished packing up the house. . . and you can’t find the cat OR the bag of garbage

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2. When you show up to a mandatory fun event. . . and there’s no wine

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3. When you show up to a mandatory fun event and there’s wine. . .  and you don’t (or can’t) drink

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4. When you curse a blue streak. . . in front of your spouse’s commanding officer

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5. When you have to make an appointment at the ID office

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6. When you’re a male spouse. . .and all of the events you go to start with, “Hi, ladies!”

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7. When something goes wrong with your house on base . . . and you have to deal with the housing office

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8. When you realize you have no cash for tip, but the commissary bagger is already halfway to your car

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9. When you move to a new installation. . . and receive approximately 50,092 invitations for direct sales parties in the first week

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10. When you attend a military function as a new spouse. . . and have literally no idea what you should do

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11. When a brand-new spouse mentions the year they were born. . . and you realize that’s when you graduated from college

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By J.G. Noll

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