I was supposed to join the Navy via buddy program outta high school. Instead I took of to Brazil... The recruiter was pissed.
Fast forward couple years. Went to join Coast Guard, took test did real well. Medical flagged me on my knee problems. Went to their specialist, he cleared me. Medical Doc at MEPS cleared me. I was told "Just has to go up for approval. Somebody who never saw me, went against medical recommendation, and denied me. I was pissed. Always wanted to join and serve.