Officer denied leave for baby shower

'Men don't go to baby showers," says commanding officer


Some baby showers have begun to include men -- a change not everyone seems to be agree with.

One such person is a commanding officer, or CO, in the U.S. Army who responded sharply when a specialist requested leave to attend the baby shower for his child.

The commanding officer denied the request, and wrote on the form:  "MEN DON'T GO TO BABY SHOWERS."

The specialist then re-submitted the request with a different reason, stating, "Going home to the Appalachian mountains to drink whiskey, wrestle bears, and shoot lots of guns."

He then goes on to say, "I also plan to grow out a beard, chop down a hundred trees with my ax and eat 10 pounds of thick cut bacon with my wife, whom I plan to have lots of unprotected sex with, because I am a man and that's just what we do. Football."

It is unknown if the specialist was ultimately allowed to attend or how his CO reacted to the edited form.