This is a broad topic, but I am posting about one thing in particular. I have noticed on courses a quirk of regular soldiers which I find quite funny at times. It's the "So what do you do for a living then?" question. I believe (at the moment) that no regular soldier can resist the urge to ask it. It's not an unusual question for anyone to ask, but I have felt that as TA soldiers we are somewhat of a strange concept to the regs. On my basic training, we all introduced ourselves to each other and the instructors as you do, but when standing next to the regular recruits' instructors, they couldn't resist and asked everyone, often puzzled as to why anyone would want to do it part time. Again on courses camp, it took a bit longer for the staff to get round to it but sure enough curiosity took over. I found it most amusing on P Coy however as the staff there made it quite clear at the beginning that they had no interest in forming opinions of us as they didn't want to make any judging biased, but towards the end while being marched back to the lines sure enough they gave in to curiosity. When you meet someone in civvy street it's quite a common thing to ask, but never seems that important, however the impression I get is that the average regular soldier cannot resist as they don't understand why we do it part time. Does anyone else find this / find this funny?