Re: Resigning from Starfleet
^That was more to do with whether there was a war on at the time. If you're not currently fighting the French, there's no reason to keep all those ships staffed and their crews paid to sit in port. For the sailors in the Napoleonic era, those short-lived treaties and truces put their livelihood at stake.
She bought her first new car and you hit her with a drunk driver. What, is that supposed to be funny?