How the army made you barmy

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  1. Well, fellow Arrsers heres one that made my bells clank!

    I was talkin to a mukka over scoff about how this green machine producing firm makes men barmy!

    We had our thoughts and came to similar conclusions!

    I, as I can only speak for myself, have found some traits that I find amusing at the best and worryingly horrible at worst....

    When walking about with someone I get in step

    I press my civis (no, not jeans or socks etc but the stuff that needs to look smart DOES look smart)

    I stop at red lights (as a pedestrian , stupid)

    I polish my shoes!!!!

    My room is squared away (well, I still am in the forces....)

    I shave every day (and I know we are overworked but even I get days off were I could not shave)

    I don't litter and I am, generally, polite

    Where on earth that comes from I do not know! :?
  2. Although out of uniform for eight years:
    My office and desk space is immaculate.
    My shoes are highly polished and stored in-line.
    My socks are folded in a ball.
    My jeans are pressed.
    My clothes are hung neatly and colour co-ordinated.
    I to stop at ped lights and wait for green.
    I open doors for other people.
    I still stand like a soldier.
    I tend to fall in step with others.
    I have resisted the temptation to call senior officers sir and the Mrs still refuses to hump by numbers..........1.........2..3..........1 :D
  3. I still keep calling time off, leave

    I don't know what to call my lecturers (After 8 years in the forces, I find it very hard to call the Dr's and Prof.'s by their first names, despite the fact I also work for one of my lecturers as a PA!)

    I used to always shave, before going to work. Now I just trim my goatee! But its still got to look smart!

    I use the little blue daysack I used to stick in the 432/FFR, when on exercise, to now carry around my books for uni.

    I dress like I did when I worked at an Adventure Training centre!

    I get really impatient when people are late, or they cannot do something immediatly...

    I iron creases in my shirts and trousers.
  4. Hmmm, none of the above apply - but I DO feel guilty about it. ;)
  5. I found myself standing at ease while waiting for my daughter the other day. I,ve been out over 10yrs now & little things like that still crop up now & then. Along with polishing the instep on me best shoes, ironing the laces on my work boots, organizing family "bull nights", "first parading" the car, calling dinner scoff, etc,etc. You may leave the army but it sure as hell never leaves you !!!!!

  6. Start loseing the plot when people can't keep to a time.
    Still iron creases in shirts and trousers.
    The main one is everyone thinks I'm not all there :D
    Oh and I think the Army makes you lose your standards when comes to women.
  7. I've dug an OP in my garden and spend most nights reporting the comings and goings of people on my street to Zero (Mrs Sponge) and I paint my lawn green.
  8. Theirs a word for that ............and it involves bino's and bedroom windows. :D Hope your well cam' d up...............
  9. spike7451

    spike7451 RIP

    Sad I know but all my books & vids,Dvd/ect are in order! Tallest on the Right.......Everthing has a place,All the food tins are in order & I even have a shelf for Compo stuff!
    Oh funk! We're a sad bunch but look on the bright side,We're not chavs!!!
  10. Tallest on the left shortest on the right surely.

    I'm not sad just have a little too much time on my hands :oops:
  11. spike7451

    spike7451 RIP

    Ooops... :oops: Too much whisky tonight....
    Where's my coat???
  12. Sod your coat go and sort the bookcase out :D