Discussion in 'On Topic' started by Glennhuricane, Jun 2, 2008.
or when you first get off the bus?
see the little kid in ur avatar? yeah..
your first experience of the "pucker factor."
that is when your butt hole is as tight as it will ever get in your life.
Its where all your big dreams, goals, and aspirations for your new military career vanish instantly up your own ass as you try desperately to avoid getting noticed.
I went to basic training with lines shaved in my right eyebrow, a high top fad, and the shitty attitude to much. Throw in the fact that Vanilla Ice was the biggest name in rap at the time, and it was impossible for me to go unnoticed. The minute I stepped off the bus I heard a voice yell out "OH FUCK NO, I DON'T GIVE A FUCK WHAT ANYONE SAYS, VANILLA ICE IS THE PLATOON LEADER FOR THE DURATION". That was my introduction to basic training and my drill sergeants.
it's for public speaking class. i'm giving a speech on the phases of basic and i'm trying to start with a good analogy for the class to relate. but i can't think of anything
coming from a family with lots of yelling and "expressive" love, it wasn't
that bad. just lots of yelling. it's not like they could hit you or something.
Did you do a dance for them?
I rolled my ankle coming off the bus, nothing serious but enough to keep me fidgeting the first time we took a knee. Got noticed of course, DS yells into my ear "WHY THE HELL DO YOU KEEP MOVING"
Me being the idiot I am answer "I'm getting comfortable".
I can't even begin to describe the swirling storm of insults and mockery I endured for about 3 whole lifetimes before I get pulled out of formation by the shortest, scariest drill sergeant who makes me bend down so he can whisper in my ear "Listen up you freakishly tall, goofy looking pot bellied bastard, I've got your name and I'll never forget it because its right at my eye level. We have plenty of time to get comfortable."
they have to apologize to you now if that happens. even if it was on accident.
The first day was so short yet so long. Inprocessing took a lifetime and by the time we got into bed we were waking up. Is it possible that the first day took two days? Sure did seem like it at the time.
Great analogies fellas, really good.
The First Day is like.... getting injured as a very small child and yelling 'mommy, mommy, mommy'.... only to have the boogy man come to taunt you.
The first day is like playing follow the leader. You don't know wtf is going on, so you just do what everyone else around you is doing.
yep, its the blind leading the blind, I remember not knowing what the fuck to do in reception on fire guard, can I do this/that, can I wear this, etc. Watch out for the Drill Private.
Amen....and the ROTC "know-it-all's"
You're mine Bitch
taking the wrong bus to summer camp
i started on day -4. I got there from reception and wasn't even starting the training yet. Just present to get owned.
Shit, we didn't sleep for like the first 2-3 days, amirite Marines? First thing you'll say to yourself is " WTF did I just do?" And not allowed to get hit? well technically/legally , no, but what are ya gonna do? Be a whiny bitch and snitch?
They will be giving you a pen, do not click it repeatedly.
When they as for a number , "oh" is not a number.
SLEEP ON THE PLANE/BUS there, you won't be getting any for about 30-48 hours once you get there.
Memorize the ranks/ranking insignia before you get there... it is not hard, and will save you tons of grief.
Keep your head up, ears open, and mouth shut and you'll do fine.
My favorite part was the first day one of our RDC's was shouting, "do not try to fly under the radar, it does not work"
He still had to look at my name tag on the last week of boot
you can do as much right on the first day as a blind dude can driving a car.