08 May 2009

Your National Guard in....action?...no...err...I mean...

From the Citizen Soldier side: (I'll post more OIF slang and acronyms later). Since I'm still in the National Guard, I still get to be exposed to their stupidity. Or, as I say: "There's Stupid and there's Army Stupid."
I have to have an Army E-mail account...this makes sense so they can send me Army stuff. So, today I get an e-mail from one of the "full timers." He just forwarded an e-mail from the battalion...who we know is full of retards.
The e-mail pretty much asked me to find out from my troops who was not able to log onto their Army e-mail. The battalion pukes want to know before we go to our "Summer Camp" (Annual Training) so they know how many troops they'll have to work with to re-set their Army e-mail passwords. Simple task for somebody who actually has a full time job...right?
I was kind of wondering who at battalion comes up with stupid shit questions like this before camp. We never really know how many people are actually going to go until the day we leave. Kind of like when we deployed. The battalion would come up with a stupid question of the day and they had to have the answer right now. A few times I started a list going around for people to put their glove size and how many eyelets they had in their boots so they could order boot laces and gloves....(but there were not boot laces or gloves coming.) People were actually bending over and counting how many eyelets they had in their boots.
So, today, without much thought, I started to e-mail my troops. Then I thought....(now keep in mind, I am not a computer tech geek type by any means) but I figured this out on my own..."How are they going to be able to read the e-mail I sent to their Army e-mail if they're locked out because of a password malfunction?"

Oh Crap. SNAFU, WTF.
Ok, I feel better now that I got that out of my system.

8 comments:

~J said...

...makes ya just feel like going to the range and shooting a few hundred rounds, doesn't it?

CI-Roller Dude said...

I have away to improve soldiers scores at the range...we put little photos of the Batallion REMFS on the targets...with little cartoon bubbles coming out of their mouths asking stupid look busy questions...."We need to know what size OD green socks everyone needs...but Oh Ate Thirty hours..."

Wrexie said...

D...you feel like crap and you're still makin' funny posts. Get some rest and feel better.
Take care of yourself. K?

America's 1st Sgt. said...

CI Roller, I hear you are malingering. What's up with that?

As far as dealing with the stupid goes, even full time Marines get a dose of that on occasion. Trust me.

Hope said...

Hey you big bear of a man. I hear you're not feeling so fabulous. I'll be thinking aboutcha. Do whatever the doctors tell ya to and DO NOT MAKE ME COME OVER THERE. I will. You KNOW I will.
Are ya scared? xox

CI-Roller Dude said...

The rumors of my death have been greatly over blown...I only get sick on my days off (or that's when I take time off.)

coffeypot said...

Screw with their heads. Send them back an e-mail saying your e-mail is broken and you aren’t able to get their request. Suggest they snail-mail it to you, and, by the way, what was in the request?

If they say anything about it, tell them it was the fever that make you do it.

Hope said...

overblown huh?
wow.
you are in so much trouble I bet...