A question or 2 about ATs

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  1. Mr_Nomad

    Mr_Nomad Swinger

    I've read around the forum a bit and I'm confused as to why people say becoming an AT will destroy your lovelife or marriage?

    Also, I was wondering why they are thought to be so stuck up?

    Thanks in advance for anyone who cares to answer! 8)
     
  2. We are not stuck up you lowlife piece of sh1t :twisted:
     
  3. Mr_Nomad

    Mr_Nomad Swinger

    I'm asking why it's presumed because I want to join up as an AT...
     
  4. You don't do sarcasm do you?

    Stuck up - lowlife piece of........

    Oh forget it :(
     
  5. Mr_Nomad

    Mr_Nomad Swinger

    'Course i do sarcasm, I'm just awfully confused about the issue in hand! :D
     
  6. GrumpyOG

    GrumpyOG Old-Salt

    Wah shield up

    If you keep it in your hand you'll go blind (well that's what the Christian Brothers at my school used to tell us - perhaps that's why they used to offer to hold it for us???)

    EOD - according to the OED;Every One's Divorced (Although some of us are the exception to the rule 24 years with the same woman means I can't afford to get divorced :roll: )

    Wah shield down
     
  7. Nulli_Boy

    Nulli_Boy War Hero

    So did you like it being held for you then, Best not let jarrod see this ! :wink:
     
  8. You clearly have no marriage or lovelife so don't worry about it.

    You may be disappointed to find there are no ATs in the Cadet Forces though (apart from one rather rough old one who will be happy to take you camping).
     
  9. whingeingpom

    whingeingpom War Hero

    I'm not an ATO/AT but have been around them off and on for 20+ years so have some observations as to why their home lives are challenging (however many of these factors may apply across the Army):

    - Op tour frequency for HT operators
    - The pressures of diffusing stuff etc may lead to stress that manifests in unreasonable behaviour (from the frau's perspective anyway)
    - They're generally a bunch of pissheads
    - The quarters in Kineton and Didcot are sh1te
    - To pass the cse you've got to be a bit of a geek
    - Equally to pass all the HT stuff there has to be a bit of arrogance plus the stress and shared extreme experiences can also often give that impression

    Merely my observations (some serious, some not so) that I'm sure will be refuted or embellished etc in quick order.

    God rest the latest bomb doctor to leave us. I fear that sadly he won't be the last. Condolences to his family and friends.
     
  10. Mr_Nomad

    Mr_Nomad Swinger

    Right, I'm not in the Cadets anyway, also I do have a lovelife, so to speak.

    I was simply wondering about these things I'd heard.

    I am a bit of a geek :)

    Thanks for all the answers guys! I think I'll stick around!
     
  11. zipit

    zipit Old-Salt

    Left or Right handed?
     
  12. Mr_Nomad

    Mr_Nomad Swinger

    I'm 17 and I'm in a relationship, I know people will abuse the fact because I'm obviously going to be stereotyped into being too immature to hold a real relationship at my age.

    But right-handed during the week-of-hell.
     
  13. General Melchett

    General Melchett LE Moderator


    Your powers of observation are truly superb.

    Indeed I agree and will add that people think ATs are stuck up because they can afford to buy champagne rather than beer.
     
  14. Mr_Nomad

    Mr_Nomad Swinger



    Thanks alot General :salut: I appreciate all of this feedback fellas.

    Nomad
     
  15. Err - don't think the good General was talking to you Mr_Gonads