Your stupid joining the army !!

#21
Fcuk em! Good luck with your career, make the most of it and don't forget to send your ex-work 'mates' a postcard every time you pick up an exotic dose in some cheap bar from the local slappers! :)
 
#22
To be completely honest with you when i finished basic and had my first long weekend home a few truths hit home.
Having experienced so many new things in the months of basic and wanting to share them with my "mates" back home (firing rifles etc) they had no fecking interest (jealous), I asked about any news or anthing that had been happening whilst i was away, again nothing had changed, same old shite different day.
After a couple of visits back i stopped bothering in the end, i know only occasional answer crap messages on facebook.
You soon realise that your life changes and moves forward, the same can't be said for those that are still living in the same area, talking the same crap and struggling to find work.
Best of luck pal.
 
#24
Stand tall and proud , Skinnyjoe, you are going to become a Scots Guard -- not everyone who applies can look forward to that. I bet you won't miss civilian mates for long, if at all. Good luck to you!
 

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#25
Has nobody told you they would have joined but hate being ordered about?

Normally it comes straight after the thicko conversation

Never mined when your fit tanned and the only one with cash in your pocket see who changes their tune
 
#26
I can remember going back to my school at thw time I had just passed offfrom junior leaders, I told them what i had been doing for the past 2 years, they did noy believe me. now forty years on they still dont.because most of the thigs are well beyond them. The sun sets, tanks, apcs, and helecopterpters,pissups,fights,sailing,skinig,ect but most of all the frendship
Frendship forged in battle are only terminated by death
Roger Lamb RWF
 
#27
skinnyjoe said:
Iv recently received my date for Catterick to join the scots guards and I was at my works leaving do last night after being made redundant and i couldn't believe how many times i heard ' you stupid bas$%&d' and 'why would you wana do that ?' and it just made me think is this what most of the British public think about people in the army ? and if i told them iv joined the army they wouldn't really tell me what they truthfully thought.

I mean most serving soldiers would probably not get told this kind of stuff because there already in and id expect most wouldnt give a sh%t , not sure why iv put it on here but it just wound me up a bit and just wondered if everyone els has had this stick when joining up ?
I joined in 1978, people said the same to me. With hindsight they where wrong. If you adapt well, the army is a great life, far better than most jobs. If you don't like it, get out quick as it is far more demanding than just about any other job I can think of. Most people see to either love it or hate it, virtually no-one thinks it is, "OK i suppose".
 
#28
Just to echo what has allready been said, Jealousy and cowardice is more than likely there motives for saying those things to you.

Wait till your passing off the square with your bayonet fixed and feeling ten feet tall!! Or walking into the naafi after the pass off and all the families applauding you as you walk in. Or going out the gate on your first op, bombed up and ready to rock n roll!!

Just imagine what they will be doing back home, probably scraping a few quid together to nip into the bookies at dinnertime and put a 1000-1 bet on SadKen then popping into greggs to get a few pasties to help increase their waistlines. Exciting stuff eh!
 
#29
And oddly enough it was the very thought of spending the rest of my life as a wage slave doing the same sh it day in day out in S hit hole Sheffield that made me get off the bus one morning and walk into the recruiting office. 40 years later I can honestly say that whilst there were some fucking grim times, these are made up for in spades by the good times. I have climbed mountains, sailed seas, flown aircraft, shag ged wimmin of every hue, race and creed blah bla and right now I am in a place where most people will never visit. But the weather is hot and moist and so are the girls. And JW Black Label is about 14 quid a bottle. But I would never have got here if I hadnt joined up all those years ago.
 
#30

Joining the Army? You're stupid mate, do you want to go large?
 
#31
Having not bothered to read the other replies or tried to find out the rest of the conversation you had with your mates....

Im guessing the "you're stupid" comment is based along the lines of the current situations around the world, and were made due to this.

Ie, why join up to go get shot in AFG etc etc, not, that you are actually a cnut for joining per say.



But then, they are only civi mates, so dont mean anything anyway, bunch of cnuts in reality, who wouldnt stand your back if you needed it, or would certainly not shag your mum if they got the chance.

So on that basis, fook em off and wait for the proper lifelong mates you will make once you join.
 
#32
chocolate_frog said:

Joining the Army? You're stupid mate, do you want to go large?
Ahh employee of the week ! :lol:
 
#33
Go for it and stand proud mate. It is a combination of jealousy and ignorance (and perhaps, from a few, concern for your future safety). I joined at 16 and had the same from my mates (who I'd grown up with). I'm now in intermittent touch with one of them (now ex-plod). I did 24 years and don't regret a minute of it (even the Sh1tty ones as I learned from all of my experiences-although I didn't always realise it at the time ). I'm in regular contact with loads of my Army mates (work with some of them) 10 years after retiring! I left school with 3 O-levels and entirely due to my Army service have a very good job, a very well paid hobby (which I've turned into my own company doing something I love), oh, and my pension! Let them laugh and knock as much as they want - you'll have the last laugh.
 
#34
eodmatt said:
chocolate_frog said:

Joining the Army? You're stupid mate, do you want to go large?
Ahh employee of the week ! :lol:
I'll have you know that getting on the stores EotW board is much harder than you think.

Do you want fries with that?
 
#35
I joined the Army when I was 18, and never looked back..... :?

Forget what others say re: the Armed Forces..... :D Do your time, be a good Sodjier, salute anything that moves, if it don't move, 'paint it white'.... :cry:

But seriously, taking the 'Queens Shilling'..going for a Soldier gives huge opportunities, especially specialist training that could be used back in civvie street once youve done your time....

Don't drink too much booze, or screw too many Munters.... don't want to have to go through the 'Wire Brush & Bleach' treatment too many times..... :oops: :oops: :p
 
#36
I'm surprised at the animosity directed at 'civi mates' on here... I'd have probably joined myself if it was like 24/7 cub scouts with friends, days out, holidays in exotic places, wages and a roof and feeding, etc... but the dream falls apart as soon as you're orderd to shoot some other poor fxxk and you have to live with the PTSD. Or you step on something and there goes your bollocks at 20!

Courage? jealosy? Nah...

I didn't jion as why fight for a govt. who don't care about you once you are of no use to them? [christmas Island vets, Gulf War syndrome, etc]

If you find a fullfilling life in the armed services, more power to you. But it's not for everyone.
 
#37
The_Civil_Civilian said:
you're orderd to shoot some other poor fxxk and you have to live with the PTSD. Or you step on something and there goes your balls at 20!
Mate, its the Army, its what we do.


You wouldnt understand, you're a strawberry mivvie
 
#39
The_Civil_Civilian said:
I'm surprised at the animosity directed at 'civi mates' on here... I'd have probably joined myself if it was like 24/7 cub scouts with friends, days out, holidays in exotic places, wages and a roof and feeding, etc... but the dream falls apart as soon as you're orderd to shoot some other poor fxxk and you have to live with the PTSD. Or you step on something and there goes your balls at 20!

Courage? jealosy? Nah...

I didn't jion as why fight for a govt. who don't care about you once you are of no use to them? [christmas Island vets, Gulf War syndrome, etc]

If you find a fullfilling life in the armed services, more power to you. But it's not for everyone.
No, it is not for everyone. Quite right. That is probably why friendship/loyalty is more common in the forces than in civilian life.
 
#40
The_Civil_Civilian said:
I'm surprised at the animosity directed at 'civi mates' on here... I'd have probably joined myself if it was like 24/7 cub scouts with friends, days out, holidays in exotic places, wages and a roof and feeding, etc... but the dream falls apart as soon as you're orderd to shoot some other poor fxxk and you have to live with the PTSD. Or you step on something and there goes your balls at 20!

Courage? jealosy? Nah...

I didn't jion as why fight for a govt. who don't care about you once you are of no use to them? [christmas Island vets, Gulf War syndrome, etc]

If you find a fullfilling life in the armed services, more power to you. But it's not for everyone.
Your surprised? This is the Army rumour service. Not the big nancy lets not do anything dangerous forum in case we get hurt.


This lads mates seem to think they can advise him when they clearly don't know what they are talking about. They'd be aswell discussing what songs are going to be covered on Xfactor tonight.

Oh, and you think the government care about you? All they care about is your tax money rolling in every month :wink:
 

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