Phx Thinking of Mr & Mrs Obey-wann

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  1. Commander_Choad Jedi Master

    Member Since:
    Sep 11, 2002
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    For all of the military nuts/wives out there...


    You might be a military wife if...

    ...you can unpack a house and have everything in place in 48 hours

    ...you string concertina wire to keep the neighbor's kids out of your
    flower beds

    ...your husband's work and dress clothes cost more than yours do

    ...you've changed more oil and mowed more lawns than your husband
    because he's never there to do it himself

    ...you use a crook-neck flashlight with a red lens during power outages because it's the only one you can ever find in the house

    ...your children say "hoo ah" or "roger that" instead of "ok"

    ..you know that it's normal to light shoe polish on fire and that the best way to spit-shine boots is with cotton balls, and rubbing alcohol

    ...your husband does a route recon and takes a GPS for a trip to the mall

    ...you only write in pencil because EVERYTHING is subject to change

    ...you need a translator to talk to your civilian friends, only because they have no idea what DFAS, AER, TDY, ACS, NPD, PCS, BX/PX, MCSS, and ETS
    mean

    ...you have a larger selection of curtains than Wal-Mart does

    ...you can remember where you kept the Scotch tape in your last house, but unfortunately, not in this one

    ...you mark time in duty stations, not years

    ...you refer to friends not only by name but by the state that they live in

    ...you know that "back home" doesn't mean at the house you live in now

    ...you tear up when you hear "Proud to Be An American," even though you've heard it 50 times by now

    ...you know that a 2 month separation IS short, no matter what your civilian friends say

    ...you ALWAYS know when payday is and get ticked off if there are more than 2 weekends during that pay period

    ...you know better than to go to the PX or commissary between 11:30 and 1:30 unless it's a life or death emergency

    ...you show your military ID to the greeter at Wal-Mart

    ...you know that any reference to "sand" or a "box" describes NTC at Ft. Irwin, not your kid's backyard toys

    ...you know that "Ft. Puke"is Ft. Polk , Ft Hell is Ft Hood, And Ft. Regret is a completely accurate description of Ft. Riley

    ...you have enough camouflage in your house to wallpaper the White House

    ...you don't have to think about what time 21:30 is

    ...you've ever been referred to as "Household 6"

    ...you're the TC, not a backseat driver

    ...You know which MRE'S that the M&M's and TOOTSIE ROLLS are in!

    ...you can't remember the last time you saw a doctor who wasn't wearing Class B's or BDUs

    ...you've ever had a pet named Scout, Ranger or Sergeant

    ...the local dry cleaner knows you by your first name

    ...it only cost you $25 to have a child

    ...you find that a large number of your clothes and household items are olivedrab or loam, even though you never planned it that way

    ...you pick apart uniforms on TV and in the movies, even though you used to yell at your husband for doing the same thing

    ...you know what "pogey bait" is and which kinds everyone in your husband's platoon prefers

    ...you wish you could go to CIF to DX your old stuff like your husband can

    ...you've learned to sleep through the sounds of tanks, planes, helicopters and artillery simulators

    ...you give your kids a hand receipt when they take your Tupperware to school

    ...you can hate military life but be terrified to leave it all in the same breath

    ...you defend your lifestyle no matter how bad things get because you know there's no other life for you!
  2. Obey Wann Former RMFF CR & SW Region RSA

    Member Since:
    Jan 14, 2000
    star 6
    Choad,

    We just read this together and are both ROTFLMAO!!! [face_laugh]


    Oh my, some of those are just WAY too close to the truth. When I have more time, I'll point out my favorites.


    Thanks for the laugh. :D
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