Saturday, May 15, 2004

Love Letter

Listening to: Better Days - Bruce Springsteen - Greatest Hits
#$@! I'm not even getting paid for this shit, and you're putting fake mud on my face? For #@#$??As if I needed a pick-me-up. Checked the letter tray and found something addressed to me. But it had 'On Government Service' on the envelope, and had my rank before my name in full. Thankfully it wasn't another 'love letter', or SAF100. It was a brochure from the Army's 9th Division, telling me, Operationally Ready National Serviceman, that the National Servicemen Services Centre has gone totally 'E'. Everything will be electronic. The next call-up notice (which should be in July) will be disseminated via SMS, mobile phone voicemail, landline voice message, fax, three times a day until I acknowledge receipt. And I can check unit briefings and instructions on a new revamped one-stop web portal. So efficient, the bastards.


Blogger fiona said...

ah ha ! you are now being leashed up by our ever so loving government :D

5/15/2004 11:55:00 PM  
Blogger Mr Miyagi said...

Here's an open secret: I actually like going for reservist (they call it Operationally Ready NSMan now, but wtf! reservist sounds more laid back, which is why they changed the name), and most guys I know like it too. In camp trainings are two weeks paid leave away from work, extra allowance, combat allowance, free food, lodging, cheap beer, play with toys (if you're in a combat vocation), don't have to make many decisions (such as what time to wake up, what time to eat, what time to sleep), and get to talk to your male friends about what's eating them - and the topic always comes back to why women are the way they are.

5/16/2004 02:46:00 AM  

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