When things go sour its always better to laugh than cry. We all know that. I have just been talking to another arrser who understands the true Squaddy mentality in times of peril and how we differ from mere mortals who can't deal with these situations. How many of you have had that look of disgust that says "You really are a sick fcuker" after you have just cracked a joke about little Maddys new best mate earth worm jim. Is it acceptable??? Or are we realy a dying breed of tasteless cnuts? I offer a simple example. Not the sickest or the most exciting but something basic to allow our civpop to understand and to set the tone. Whilst on tour in 2003 an 18 yr old lad with three mates was tasked go and check that position that had just been twatted by COBRA's and all kinds of other crap. Upon arriving there, he found three Iraqi's in uniform and kit. He stood open mouthed and shocked at what was left and what what he could see infront of him. When asked if he was alright by the brick commander he replied "Look at the state of his webbing" and grinned, walked off and never let it bother him again. Sick or an acceptable way of dealing with a very sh1t 10 minutes of his life?