Politics: where absolutely anything is OK as long as the right team does it.

"Why I am getting out of the Marines"


whoa. That sounds real.
Permalink sharkfish 
January 20th, 2006

When I was driving ships, the CO's standing orders included "Never assume the watch if you are tired, ill, or otherwise unable to perform your duties. If you feel you are not capable of standing a vigilant watch, notify the watch officer for a replacement"

We thought that was so funny - "Captain, I can't take bridge watch because I'm too tired" (Translated: "Captain, I don't want to get promoted; can you take care of that for me?")

Yes, that 1,100 foot long floating airport is being driven by someone who's slept four hours in the last three days.

Permalink Philo 
January 20th, 2006
I recall the language from my Navy days, so the post has the ring of truth and aligns with my personal experience (although it was so long ago I don't remember much) egads! It was 12 years ago when I was last a Navy girl.
Permalink sharkfish 
January 20th, 2006
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