posted on Jul, 6 2007 @ 01:05 PM
Officers and senior enlisted. Sometimes I just want to take my rank off and beat the living hell out of them. They look down on me because I haven't
the rank they do and they act like complete [insert inappropriate word here].
Here's an example. I'm on an exercise in Australia, most of the Australians may have heard of it, Talisman Saber. I'm a data Marine, I work with
the computers all that good stuff and I unfortunately got stuck on help desk.
Well, here comes Maj. [insert inappropriate word here] with his dumb little problem.
Maj: I can't print. Fix it.
Me: Good to go, sir. Let me take a look at it. ... Ok, sir. Here's the problem. You can't print while you are BuRased.
Maj: But I need to be BuRased so I can access my outlook.
Me: Sir, you can still get the email to print if you simply un-BuRas then you can BuRas back in, it'll just take a little time.
Maj: I've got important stuff to do Marine, I don't have time to be messing with this stupid crap.
Me: Sir, there is nothing I can do.
Maj: That's [insert inappropriate word here], you guys are supposed to be the smartest, you guys are supposed to be able to make everything computer
related work the way it's supposed to.
Me: Sir, there are just some things we can't control.
Maj: Whatever, go away.
Me: Aye, sir.
At this point, I want to smack him, but he's an O, and I respect his rank....not him. Get this, about two hours later, he comes up to me and says he
That's just a small dose of the crap I put up with...but hey, as they say, USMC=U signed the mother[insert inappropriate word here]ing contract.