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Tuesday, February 21, 2006


Bored. Very bored.

After the initial excitement of moving to a foreign country and learning a new role the year had begun to drag in a major way. Life had sunk into a dreary routine.

Days were spent at the vehicle park replacing bolts that had nothing wrong with them, checking oil levels that couldn't have changed since the last time they'd been checked and generally trying to avoid getting stiched up for anything extra.

Nights were spent doing very little and we lived for the weekend when the two activities on offer were drinking and sleeping.

So I broke Murphy's Laws For The Army #13 and volunteered for something. One of the other companies was going to Canada for a major exercise and needed some extra bodies.

Well what could go wrong? It had to be better than drinking yourself comatose in a crappy squaddie nightclub. Didn't it?


Blogger SeizeTheNite said...

Canada or a crappy squaddie nightclub.
Hmm...thats a tough one.

7:35 pm  
Blogger Katy Newton said...

Did you go to Canada with the RDG?

9:36 pm  
Blogger Katy Newton said...

If you went to BATUS, then I would imagine that you just exchanged crappy nightlife in Germany for really tremendously crappy nightlife in Medicine Hat.

9:37 pm  
Anonymous Kath said...

Canada eh? :) Never been...

9:40 pm  
Blogger PI said...

Now where is GU at the time of which you write. Sorry - it's late.

11:36 pm  
Blogger Brom said...

Canada!!!... NOOOOOOOO

3:10 am  
Blogger Universal Soldier said...

STN - I know - it was tricky.

Katy - aha now I'll get to Med Hat nightlife later :)

Kath - I'd spent some time there before I joined up.

PI - she was still living in Northern Ireland but there'll be a post about that soon.

Brom - it's not that bad!

7:56 am  
Blogger Guyana-Gyal said...

Ha. What DID go wrong? Something has to go wrong when a body volunteers.

10:47 am  
Blogger PI said...

Good : That's what I was hoping to hear.

4:34 pm  
Blogger gonorr said...

The joy of the Sin Bin ;-p

8:31 pm  

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