Similar to my experience at work (defence company). In the canteen queue behind a young troop leader and a trooper from my own regiment. Trooper glued to his phone says to troop leader: "I see interest rates are up sir".
I´m thinking in my day a trooper would probably be saying "Oi sir, look at the norks on the boiler on the till" or similar. I think I prefer the early 80s soldier.
Many years ago I was listening to an interview by a volunteer on Op Raleigh in Belize. They were admined by the army and he said on the hole it was good but couldn't get over the full english on a beach they got every morning.
Is that really how it happened? I'll wager you happily made his brew and chinked his mug with yours, steaming hot with a Camomile and Crushed Raspberry leaf infusion, whist making small talk over Doris Day's recent demise and what you'll be doing for Eurovision on Saturday evening.
I think you need to re-calibrate your Grindr app, as it's not probably not working properly and he's resorted to other methods
To @Bad CO. I think that you should consider changing your call sign. I won't make any suggestions, out of respect for your rank, but after making a Sgt some unholy concoction, Bad you are not........sir.
Whilst making the brews for the office in which I work, a regular Sgt asked if I'd mind making him a ginger tea with a spoon of honey in it.......
Is it any wonder that the Army is such a mess or do I need to recalibrate myself to the modern soldier?
Obviously it can be taken as read that I'll never ask him again.
I applaud your commitment to keeping the NHS in employment but not dragging it out by living too long. The first words said to me on the new plumber Facebook page some time ago were "**** me, you still alive?"