My trip to the loony bin!

#1
When I say Loony Bin, I am ofcourse referring to the local paintball/airsoft "playground".

My daughter went on a trip with her church group (even the vicar turned up in cammo and dog collar) and on turning up we were confronted by what I can only describe as a bunch of cnuts!

I get the whole idea of wearing cammo, I can live, just about, with a team of the airsofters wearing full MTP including TRFs etc but what I found very disturbing was the amount of them wearing knives.

One team was dressed up like a British Armed Reaction Police team, wearing full Police riot gear, ballistic shields and badges with a knife worn upsidedown, molled to the back of their "assault" vests.

Besides the loonies, she had a great time and wants to go back! She is not a fat biffer, so a career in the RLC seems unlikely, but I may steer her towards CMT ;)
 
#2
Hold on, 'Church Group and Guns'?? Maybe the others were all tooled up cos they didn't want another Waco on their hands!
 
#7
Ok, ok..I should have realised as this is the NAAFI...but....she is 12.......so no pictures
I always find it better to be gender non-specific. If you'd said son, you'd have had Jarrod asking for photos.
 
#8
You are being too cruel about the airsoft/paintball brigade. I went on one with my eldest and the 'enemy leader' dressed in full kit got a paintball on the cheek and howled for about four hours - as he was better equiped than a soldier in a PB i asked him 'with all that kit have you served ' - no he replied - "i'm in the TA"

True dit.
 
#9
The one time that I went paintballing everyone had to wear blue overalls.
We looked like slightly irate plumbers as we went "over the top".

Mind you, seeing about £150 worth of Dulux's finest flying through the air when the first game started was a sight to behold.
 
#10
I don't see the problem with them myself. If they want to pretend they're super soldiers fighting the Taliban or the Nazis while spending ridiculous amounts of money on kit then let them crack on.

As long as they don't mind me rocking up and living out my Vietnam War fantasies. At the end of the day I'll have raped Jenny from accounts, have a mess tin full of ears and fond memories of holding a weapon to a child's head as I scream "I Kakka Dow VC!" At it's tearful and bewildered parents.

Lush.
 
#12
I don't see the problem with them myself. If they want to pretend they're super soldiers fighting the Taliban or the Nazis while spending ridiculous amounts of money on kit then let them crack on.

As long as they don't mind me rocking up and living out my Vietnam War fantasies. At the end of the day I'll have raped Jenny from accounts, have a mess tin full of ears and fond memories of holding a weapon to a child's head as I scream "I Kakka Dow VC!" At it's tearful and bewildered parents.

Lush.
I also support their right to spend an absolute fortune on kit, jst so long as they are spending it with me.

I have just paid for a fortnight in Cuba thanks to them and I have my eye on a new motorbike.

Knives you say? There must be profit to be made there...
 

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#17
My daughter went on a trip with her church group (even the vicar turned up in cammo and dog collar) and on turning up we were confronted by what I can only describe as a bunch of cnuts!

I get the whole idea of wearing cammo, I can live, just about, with a team of the airsofters wearing full MTP including TRFs etc but what I found very disturbing was the amount of them wearing knives.
Therein why I stopped doing paint ball some years ago. You could trundle along in jeans/army surplus combat jacket and have a laugh shooting the shit out of the opposition (and sometimes your mates). Then people started turning up with guns of about twice the barrel length that shot further and more accurately than the standard ones. Next, teams started to turn up in similar uniforms and with tactics worked out. (I particularly liked the way one 'team leader' used to reprimand team members if they didn't follow the rule book). It all got very serious.

So what was a laugh and a bit of light-hearted fun has been taken over by the muppets...

Wordsmith
 
#18
I'd be more worried about her mixing with sky-fairy fantasists
Her mum has done a pretty good job of f@cking with her head so sky fairies are the least of her worries. (Besides, she only goes along because apparantly there is a cute boy and they get pizza at the Youth Club.

Not to sure why she has to wear shorts and a brown shirt at this Youth organisation, and this years summed trip is to Belsen. Should I be worried?
 
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#19
I also support their right to spend an absolute fortune on kit, jst so long as they are spending it with me.

I have just paid for a fortnight in Cuba thanks to them and I have my eye on a new motorbike.

Knives you say? There must be profit to be made there...
You should be able to flog off some cheap Chinese copies of Gerbers,etc.
God bless the Chinkies, without their willingness to work for a bag of rice a day we'd be fucked.


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#20
Her mum has done a pretty good job of f@cking with her head so sky fairies are the least of her worries. (Besides, she only goes along because apparantly there is a cute boy and they get pizza at the Youth Club.

Not to sure why she has to wear shorts and a brown shirt at this Youth organisation, and this years summed trip is to Belsen. Should I be worried?
No, it sounds like any other perfectly stable evangelistic religious cult.
 

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