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Who is the mong?

Who is the mong?


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A difficult one here, as this seems to an unusual example of double mongery, ie two mongs, operating completely independently of each other but coming together to create an example of stupidity greater than the sum of the individual parts.

For judgement, I will therefore turn to the reader and ask them to vote on who demonstrated outstanding mongness. Please give your reasons below.

A Cpl in the QRH lost the the regimental mascot and as punishment he was given the option of either singing the regimental anthem or walking across a fire-pit. Perhaps surprisingly he took the latter option, but despite having undertaken the 'feet' twice previously he fell in to said pit, suffered severe burns and ended up being carted off back to a UK hospital with serious burns where he needed to be incubated and sedated.

In the report of the incident his CO, a major initially claimed the Cpl had simply fallen into the pit, but when he learned of the severity of the injuries he admitted that the soldier had actually been running across the flames when he stumbled and fell.

As a result the major was subject to a military court and fined £5k for dishonesty.


Now, who is the biggest cretin here - Was it the Cpl for opting to do the fire-walk when he could have sung the song, or the major for dissembling in the report and turning an accident into an integrity issue?

You are the judge.

 

mad_collie

Old-Salt
They are both mongs, move on.
 

Diogenes' limp

Old-Salt
They both took a gamble and lost ------ but:

The Corporal had a 100% success rate in running across the fire pit, prior to this, the third occasion and we are not told how many other times he had demonstrated this skill, in different places. It may have been his 'party trick'.

The Major though courted a different risk. And he may initially have been providing a bit of top cover for the Corporal not wanting to drop him in the official soup if he, the Corporal, used the 'accidentally falling in' line to explain the circumstances. He'd been whisked off to hospital so the Major would have to make a report prior to knowing what explanation the Corporal had offered.

Both paid a high price, but there may be more to the story than we know.

The true Mong then is a famed and in these hallowed halls, celebrated, Emperor and, in a non-judgemental way, can I just ask the OP why The Emperor has been 'no platformed' in this survey?
 
Both mongs, but I'd say the major is the bigger mong of the two.

If you're managing anyone in any way shape or form, it's drummed into you that you are ultimately responsible for their health and safety. By giving the Cpl the option of the fire walk he opened himself up to a world of pain and IMHO lucky to have got away with £5,000.
 

chimera

LE
Moderator
The major. He lied. Notwithstanding the £5k fine, I suspect his future prospects are limited.
 
The Corporal should have told the Major to do one or CM him. What were his other choices - public humiliation or risk of severe injury? The Major is an integrity vacuum and the Corporal is weak. This is belonging.
 
Unless they have squadron mascots, the junior mong lost something like this.

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A difficult one here, as this seems to an unusual example of double mongery, ie two mongs, operating completely independently of each other but coming together to create an example of stupidity greater than the sum of the individual parts.

For judgement, I will therefore turn to the reader and ask them to vote on who demonstrated outstanding mongness. Please give your reasons below.

A Cpl in the QRH lost the the regimental mascot and as punishment he was given the option of either singing the regimental anthem or walking across a fire-pit. Perhaps surprisingly he took the latter option, but despite having undertaken the 'feet' twice previously he fell in to said pit, suffered severe burns and ended up being carted off back to a UK hospital with serious burns where he needed to be incubated and sedated.

In the report of the incident his CO, a major initially claimed the Cpl had simply fallen into the pit, but when he learned of the severity of the injuries he admitted that the soldier had actually been running across the flames when he stumbled and fell.

As a result the major was subject to a military court and fined £5k for dishonesty.


Now, who is the biggest cretin here - Was it the Cpl for opting to do the fire-walk when he could have sung the song, or the major for dissembling in the report and turning an accident into an integrity issue?

You are the judge.


It's only funny until someone gets hurt.

Then it's fcuking hilarious.
 

Joker62

ADC
Book Reviewer
A difficult one here, as this seems to an unusual example of double mongery, ie two mongs, operating completely independently of each other but coming together to create an example of stupidity greater than the sum of the individual parts.

For judgement, I will therefore turn to the reader and ask them to vote on who demonstrated outstanding mongness. Please give your reasons below.

A Cpl in the QRH lost the the regimental mascot and as punishment he was given the option of either singing the regimental anthem or walking across a fire-pit. Perhaps surprisingly he took the latter option, but despite having undertaken the 'feet' twice previously he fell in to said pit, suffered severe burns and ended up being carted off back to a UK hospital with serious burns where he needed to be incubated and sedated.

In the report of the incident his CO, a major initially claimed the Cpl had simply fallen into the pit, but when he learned of the severity of the injuries he admitted that the soldier had actually been running across the flames when he stumbled and fell.

As a result the major was subject to a military court and fined £5k for dishonesty.


Now, who is the biggest cretin here - Was it the Cpl for opting to do the fire-walk when he could have sung the song, or the major for dissembling in the report and turning an accident into an integrity issue?

You are the judge.

You were never a squaddie, were you? Anyone knows that you do the one that will give you kudos, even (or especially) if it goes tits up. Anyone can sing a song, but firewalking when pissed takes a bally hero!
 
The major. He lied. Notwithstanding the £5k fine, I suspect his future prospects are limited.

Do you think he will be promoted and sent to RMAS to serve soup and apologise a lot?
 

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