Today I visited 2 units, both offering different things in the TA. 1. Is a job I have wanted to do in the TA for the last couple of years. The initial contact was simple and easy, the visit made me feel like I was already part of the unit (although I didn't attend during drill night hours). I was made to feel very welcome and it was quite informal. There was a presentation laid on and it all seemed very regimented (please forgive the pun). It took me 40 minutes to get to the unit. The downside is that I would not be fully trained in the role in order to deploy in time for when the unit goes out to Afghanistan. 2. Is a job I have really wanted to do in the TA for the last 5 years. Contact was a nightmare and has been strung out over 2 years. I was initially told I couldn't join the unit but have today been told I can join the unit. The visit was carried out during drill hours and I was kept waiting for almost an hour in total while the person whom I had the appointment with did other things. There was a high expectation in respect of drill night turnout, far higher than I had expected. According to the unit they need not advertise as it is so popular and I should count myself lucky to be allowed to join! It took me an hour to get to the unit. Apparantly the unit is in demand and as such is always requiring people to deploy. Now my dilemma is which unit to join...the one I have really wanted to join for the last 5 years or the newer unit who appeared far more organised and friendly!?! I don't expect anyone to make the decision for me but I guess i'm asking if initial thoughts can be deceptive. Did you turn up to chaos after being messed around and it later turned out to be a great decision? Did you turn up to a professional introduction but it all went downhill from there!? I don't want to mess either unit around and as such would like to make a speedy but not hasty decision!!