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.