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Friday, October 21, 2005

A Good Day At The Office

The day had started off very relaxed. If we weren't firing we were allowed to laze around at the back of the range. None of the dreaded "concurrent activity" had been foistered on us and we'd lay around chewing the fat and drinking brews.

Now, lying on the firing point I could feel the sun's strength on my back. It was a beautiful autumn afternoon. The butt of my rifle was sitting snugly in my shoulder and I was watching in the distance for any movement.

300m away a man sized target swung up. I'd already been steadying my breathing and now I held my breath. I squeezed the trigger steadily. The rifle kicked slightly in my shoulder. The target disappeared.

10 seconds later the target decided to have another go. He met the same fate as before. It was a good day at the office.

9 Comments:

Anonymous Pat said...

I wonder, in the eleven years, if you have ever had to press the trigger in real life. This may be off limits - if so just ignore.

11:22 pm  
Blogger Universal Soldier said...

Pat - good question - I'll answer it with a proper post in the near future.

7:05 am  
Blogger Guyana-Gyal said...

Ah yes, some days at the office can be truly satisfying :-)

I like the thought of warm autumn sun.

And verrry good graphics too!

12:09 pm  
Blogger Haggiswurst said...

Given the standard of my target shooting I was once told that it would be better if was kept in a bunker far away from the front!
The cheek of it.

3:21 pm  
Blogger Haggiswurst said...

Re: my previous comment I should add it was not said in such 'polite' terms either...

3:22 pm  
Blogger Monica said...

You drank beer during target practice???

4:41 pm  
Blogger Universal Soldier said...

Mo - that's brews as in tea "Julie Andrews" - not brews as in anything stronger!

8:50 pm  
Blogger Monica said...

ah, well that is a relief!

8:29 pm  
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