For the first time since November 27th I have to sleep alone tonight :(
One dumb part of Military life is that soldiers have to "pull CQ duty". CQ stands for Charge of Quarters, and long story short, Someone has to answer phones and be available in each unit in case of emergencies 24/7. What sucks about this is that you don't just work CQ overnight. It is a 24 hour shift where you have to sit at a desk, you can't do anything fun, and you aren't allowed to sleep. Should this be legal? No. Does legality matter? Absolutely not.
Have you ever heard of soldiers referred to as GI's?
I know the MilSpouses know, but for the rest of you, GI originally just stood for "Government Issue" referring to all the gear and weapons that soldiers were issued by the government. The running joke became that the soldiers were also "Government Issue" based on the fact that they are "owned" by the government. Considering that if a soldier gets a sunburn they can get in trouble for harming "Government Property", dubbing themselves "G.I.'s" really doesn't sound far off does it?
It is just one of those things that is accepted as necessary, and you just hope that you don't get stuck with it too often. Will rarely gets it, but today he wasn't so lucky. However, some idiot let him have it at the same time as his best friend, so they will definitely find a way to enjoy themselves. I just hope that they don't get into too much trouble when they are left to their own devices.
Not holding my breath.
I just might have to take them a late dinner to make sure they aren't getting into too much trouble. They may be in "Charge of the Quarters", but someone still needs to be in charge of them! Hehe.