11 January 2008

They're a Soup Sandwich....


I promise I'll get back to telling my mission to Mosoul/Telafar story soon...but I had to answer a question first...yes, this is for you're enjoyment, and you can be sure I'm have more fun than anyone.
When asked: "CI-Roller Dude, what is a Soup Sandwich?" I have to answer with it can be a few things...or people.
When somebody kept messing up, we'd say:" That Soldier is a Soup Sandwich" Why? Well think about what a mess that would be. (I couldn't get myself to waste a perfectly good can of soup for this photo, so I just stuck the can between the bread so you'd get the general idea. I might have to eat it later.)
What else or who else could be a Soup Sandwich....think of young Private Snuffy... he/ she has just gotten his / her first girl/boy friend. They usually can't concentrate, they are late for formations, they forget what they're doing...they kind of walk around in a daze.
I know a few people like that...Right now, today....
So, for you leaders out there.... make sure you find out why your troops are a Soup Sandwich before you try to correct the problem... that way, you'll make sure you're fixing the right problem....
(Notice, no actual cans of soup or bread were injured in the making of this post... )
Have a friggen lovely weekend.... I get to find out this week if I'm going on my 3rd deployment....

5 comments:

Hope said...

Well I think I prefer soup sandwich to other kinds of terminology...heh...now...about Telafar...

J said...

A soup sandwich sure sounds like a mess to me, without the can...
-J

Sergeant said...

we usually just say ate the fuck up

Hope said...

hey D...I gave you an award guy...come over and get it...

"D" said...

Hey Sergeant:
When I was a grunt and a Combat Engineer, we used a lot of "better" words that started with F, A, and S...but now that I have an MOS where we have the gental types, we have to use gental words... but I'll still kick a gunners ass for falling asleep on a convoy- regardelss of which sex they are.

CI-Roller