Since I haven’t posted in awhile and you want to have some fun let’s play a game. Every time you read a variation of the word “wait” go ahead and take a shot, sip, chug, whatever your little hear desires. Anyways, lets get to it.
Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers said it best. If you have any connection with the Military you have probably heard the term “hurry up and wait”, tossed around. To give you a quick definition it’s the action of being rushed into something that then in turn takes forever to happen. Waiting has been my word of the past two months so far. It’s either waiting for lunch, the weekend, sleep, a mission, a text, a call, my contract to be up, finding out if we are deploying, waiting to deploy, wait, wait, wait, wait, and wait some more. It’s rather shocking that i would much rather be in some foreign country doing my job than to rather sit around at the back of troop waiting for our next task.
It’s rather unfortunate that I have such a poor taste in my mouth so soon, it just makes me wonder what my next move should be. Right now I’m waiting to figure that out. I enjoy doing Scout things, I’m happy I went combat arms but it just makes we wonder what else is out there in the big business that is the Army. I originally joined to hopefully find a plan for myself. What did it really do? Confuse the shit out of me even more. I have a love-hate relationship with the Army. The camaraderie is awesome, where else are you going to be able to throw together 10 guys 18-25 relying on each other? You build some awesome relationships in a short amount of time.
With that being said, I’ll just wait out my contract and either go back to school, change MOS’s to something that will help me post military, or join another branch. With that I’m going to turn back on some Tom Petty and keep on waiting.
If you were truly playing have fun with them 11 drinks.