At least I have a net connection! (sorta)
Published on December 5, 2004 By greywar In Blogging

     For those of you who have never tried it the military has this lovely thing collectively referred to as "having duty". This basically means that you go and sit your tired ass in some collective area (like the barracks) and guard a phone. Depending on your duty station you may also liven up the evening by signing people in and out on leave, handing out vital morale supplies like pool cues that were last used on the original set of Walking Tall, and making sure some schlep cleans out the lint traps on the communal dryers. Non-stop excitement I tell you!

     Of course they give you company for this 24 hour long shindig in the form of your Driver (normally a junior soldier). Usually this is a good opportunity to get to talk to someone you don't work with often and for the most part it passes the time. It also helps to have someone to split up the housekeeping and driving chores with. Usually. Of course our sister battalion (the same one who couldn't be bothered to attend to one of their own soldiers being MEDEVAC'd from Iraq) has decided to give permanent Driver duty to one of their complete and total shitbags. This Drive has a sleeping disorder so she is not allowed to drive any militry vehicles. Read that again slowly (I'll wait). Ok, so you can obviously see the problem. Factor into this that the Driver has permanent victim syndrome and is a complete slack-ass who regularly schedules appointments on the day she has Driver duty. This means that I am not even able to leave the desk for a large chunk fo the day. She is a classic case for a chapter out of the Army but of course her fuck-rag of a rear det NCO would have to supply an actual soldier for duty at that point so they are dragging their feet.

     Thank god more and more of his and her ilk are leaving the Army over fears that they may actually have to do something or *gasp* deploy! Go on assclowns, I will fucking help you pack! Canada needs more strippers I hear.

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on Dec 05, 2004
Woo-hoo! Duty rocks! I just wrote about how much you hated me because I had net access while on duty and you didn't! Glad to see you found a way to connect.

You got Ms. Victimhood and I got Sailor It's-not-my-fault-I-wasn't-here-on-time. We haven't shared 10 words since his excuse this morning. Thank God for football on Sundays.
on Dec 05, 2004

It's nice to see that it's not just the AF who puts the lame-ass sorry fucks on what we call 'halls and walls'.


I am sorry that you got saddled with her though....

on Dec 05, 2004
Your driver isn't allowed to drive? That's just wrong.
on Dec 05, 2004
Ahh, as I said on chiprj's post, I remember those days...........

Cold Iron Watch in the "Pit" with my messenger FR "fill in any wothless Fireman Recruit" Always a guy who couldn't qualify for any watch station. So those of us who could were left to watch over them.

Then AuxO on the on the next ship, it was at least entertaining, my desk was right beside the DCOW who was always a little off.

Duty sucked but, hey someone has to do it!
on Dec 05, 2004
it works both ways......some of the ncos I ha........must. bite. tongue...............whew..........

at least she's here, and not where someone has to rely on her not to get their asses shot off.

p.s. I thought you said there's no internet connection over there?
on Dec 05, 2004

I did 6 years in the Army, and pulled my share of Staff Duty and C.Q. 


I guess some things never change, cause here I sit on weekend duty right now... only now I'm in the Air Force.  Funny thing is, the Air Force tends to treat us a little better than the Army ever thought of.  I'm watcing "The 5 people you meet in Heaven" on our plasma screen T.V. ... ... ... oh, and of course I'm blogging...


Life is good... even if we are on 12s


and this movie is almost as good as the book!

on Dec 06, 2004

I thought you said there's no internet connection over there?

Well I am using both the EOC's computer and SSG Leaves-for-4-hours's computer as well.

on Dec 06, 2004
Ah, if only the world were filled with people who always did their duty. Is that place called Utopia? Now, do you get today (Monday) off? Take care!
on Dec 06, 2004
He was indeed off Monday, which is why he has no excuse to blog today. [/hypocracy]
on Dec 06, 2004
Thanks for the tip, pseudo...I might just have to call him...but he may choose not to answer the phone...Oh, well...I really don't have any great news to share. I'll just let him rest.
on Dec 06, 2004
The shitbag in question has been offered a medical at 20% disability but is hanging around trying for a higher percentage to ensure a disability check. Nweed 30 to get the $$$!
Maybe we could get Shoshana Johnson to come by and shame her for being a scumbag.
on Dec 07, 2004

Maybe we could get Shoshana Johnson to come by and shame her for being a scumbag.

She wouldn't even know who she was.

on Dec 07, 2004
ahhhh......one more reason I am glad to be out of the military. At least your barracks doesn't smell like stale beer and piss.....
on Dec 07, 2004
Thank god more and more of his and her ilk are leaving the Army over fears that they may actually have to do something or *gasp* deploy!


They should spend a few weeks sweeping streets or picking up trash to "break their contract".....maybe they could do their time in Bahgdad....who cares if they don't come back, at least they won't turn into the rude, lazy cashiers at walmart.
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