I am not quite out of the country, but I am almost to the airport---one army base closer. The specialist (that is, low ranking nobody) was not going to let us on the bus to the airport since we don't fly out until tomorrow, then the officer of the group (a Chief 3, you don't fuck with Chiefs) raised all sorts of hell, completely embarassing the formerly hot-shot lieutenant in charge in front of everyone waiting for the bus.
After a while it degenerated to a school yard yelling match:
"So you want to go on the bus, Chief?" the LT yelled snottily.
"Why do you think we're talking, numbnuts!" says the Chief, more in command of the situation than the LT realized.
"Fine [rolling eyes], go on the bus!" he replied, exasperated.
"That's what I am going to do."
And so we went. The specialist in charge of the sign in roster was speechless.
Sounded like a usenet troll war.