Optag - bit of a curates egg

#1
Just finished OPTAG. The battle lessons/exercises were very good, but I really didn't expect to find a unit, whose raison d'etre is giving presentations spending that much time keeping blokes hanging around fighting defective kit, missing presenters, presentations which were completely incoherent and/or pitched at completely the wrong level.

Funny old world: RTMC runs like clockwork and is mostly TA, OPTAG is run by regulars.

msr
 
#3
It'll be entirely down to the quality of instructors and this is always driven by whether or not being an instructor is seen as a good career move - if it is, the good uns will be there, if not - the duffers turn up.

Optag may not be the career move of choice (same as JOTD?)
 
#5
CURATE'S EGG - "Something which is part good, part bad; a mixed bag. The expression comes from a 19th-century cartoon in the British humor magazine 'Punch': A nervous young curate (in Britain, a junior-grade clergyman who is usually an assistant to a more senior member of the clergy) is served a bad egg while a guest at his bishop's breakfast table. Asked whether the egg is to his liking, he stammers: 'Parts of it are excellent!" From "Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of Allusions" by Elizabeth Webber and Mike Feinsilber (Merriam-Webster, Springfield, Mass., 1999).

(Thanks google!)
 
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