You know you’ve been in the Army too long if...




 
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Boots
 
March 12th, 2005  
SigPig
 

Topic: You know you’ve been in the Army too long if...


• you think "camouflage" is a primary colour.
• you tell your kids you’ll pick them up at "sixteen-forty hours" instead of "twenty to five".
• carrying your rifle, which used to be "cool", is now a pain in the butt.
• the first thing you notice about a civilian is hair length.
• you hesitate to fire your rifle...because then you’d have to clean it.
• you iron creases in your T-shirts.
• your hairstyle would not look out of place on "Happy Days."
• you hate camping...because it reminds you of your day job.
• you look at a persons collar or sleeve before you look at their face.
• you divide people into two groups: "us" and "civilians".
• when you relax, you unconsciously adopt the position of "stand at ease."
• you can't enjoy watching war movies because you spend too much time nitpicking the errors.
• you want to buy stuff "for the field" because it’s olive green, no matter how useless ("Hey, look! A camouflage melon baller!").
• your entire civilian wardrobe consists of blue jeans, a pair of non-descript polyester dress pants, and an infinite number of T-shirts with military badges or slogans on them.
• you get irritated seeing civilians – especially long-haired ones – wearing things like combat pants or jackets with badges still on.
• you can say things like "butt party" or "action to the rear" with a straight face.
• when walking with others, you automatically fall into step.
• all matter is divided into two groups: "somethin' I can eat" and "somethin' I gotta clean."
• you can remember wearing work dress...and your subordinate hasn't even heard of garrison dress.
• you believe the four major food groups to be pizza, beer, cigarettes, and "other".
• your favourite cologne is "Eau de Deep Woods OFF."
• even in civilian clothes, you feel weird going outside without a hat.
• the sound of a car horn blaring makes you look for the nearest trench.
• the only way you can remember your girlfriend’s birthday is to think of it as her "civilian TOS date".
• your idea of a makeover is switching what parts of your face get dark green camouflage and what parts get olive.
• you find it almost impossible to carry on a conversation without resorting to acronyms or jargon.
• you buy extra pieces of uniform, just to hang in your locker for inspection.
• you beep your car horn twice before backing up.
• you put hospital corners on your bed...at home.
• you find out you have been "in" longer than some of your co-workers have been alive.
• you ever start saying things like, "Yeah? Well, back when I joined..."
• you run out of room on your CD ribbon for clasps, so you start using them as tie clips.
• you say you remember when "Centurion was a rank, not a tank"...and your subordinates don’t get it.
March 13th, 2005  
AmericanSweetheart
 
 
The ones that remind me of my boyfriend:
• you tell your kids you’ll pick them up at "sixteen-forty hours" instead of "twenty to five".
• the first thing you notice about a civilian is hair length.
• your hairstyle would not look out of place on "Happy Days."
• you look at a persons collar or sleeve before you look at their face.
• you divide people into two groups: "us" and "civilians".
• when you relax, you unconsciously adopt the position of "stand at ease."
• you can't enjoy watching war movies because you spend too much time nitpicking the errors.
• you get irritated seeing civilians – especially long-haired ones – wearing things like combat pants or jackets with badges still on.
• when walking with others, you automatically fall into step.(this one drives me crazy!!!!!)

OH DEAR I'm really dating a Marine not a man!
March 13th, 2005  
Charge 7
 
 
Hey, I'm proud of my Bow & Arrow Qualification Badge! 8)
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Boots
March 19th, 2005  
AFSteliga
 
 
Some of those apply to me already, and I've only been in for 8 months.
March 27th, 2005  
Armyjaeger
 
 
"you can't enjoy watching war movies because you spend too much time nitpicking the errors."

This is very bad habit for me
March 27th, 2005  
Themrose89
 
That is what drives me crazy.
March 29th, 2005  
Bory
 
 
You know you've been in the military too long when:
-You feel uneasy when walking with a group in the street, and your not instep with everyone else
-You are walking through the street with some friends and you are instep with everyone else
-You point out mistakes in every military movie made, no matter how trivial they are
-You make sure that your family carrys out Guard piquet on the Mailbox and Fire place
-Your favorite songs are all played by military marching bands
-You have no reason to buy Military computer games because you've "Been There, Done That"
-The family pet's name is a Defence Force Rank
-Your kids eat C-rations at school
-You have two types of clothes in your wardrobe, Camoflauge and Service Dress
-You paint your car camoflauge
-You buy a house based how its location can be defended and concealed
-Your kids fear going camping with you "and a few mates"
March 30th, 2005  
AmericanSweetheart
 
 
Oh I love the addons.
April 10th, 2007  
Team Infidel
 
 
a lot of good ones there