These GIFs perfectly describe at least one reaction you’ve had to the ‘deployment ‘stache’


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Does a deployment really happen if there’s no egregiously terrible mustache to go with it? You sent your partner off on a deployment, clean-shaven and cute. . . only to Skype one day or see a Facebook post with a patchy pornstache. For spouses who have been through the cycle a few times, it’s expected and just a matter of time. For a spouse going through a deployment for the first time, at the least, it’s surprising.

But no matter how many (or few) times you’ve seen the deployment mustache, there’s no denying: It’s hilarious.

When you see the mustache for the first time

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When you think it’s a joke. . .

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. . . And then you realize that he’s seriously proud of it

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When you try to keep it together on the video call

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When you want to respect the ‘stache. . .

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But. . . yeah, no.

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Your reaction every time he posts a picture

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When he asks you if it looks good, and of course, you say yes

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When he’s totally convinced he looks super cool and you know you can’t sway him otherwise

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When he says he’s always wanted to grow a mustache, but you have literally never heard him say this before

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When you make up the next care package and head directly to personal hygiene for razors. Lots of razors.

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And yes, you miss him. A. Lot. But there’s also a teeny, tiny part of you glad you don’t have to kiss him with that thing on his face

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But the truth is, he’s your guy. . . mustache and all.

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By J.G. Noll