Sunday, January 02, 2005

Headaches and aspirin

These guys are starting to get to me. Maybe it is the stress of being in charge of so many guys and maybe it is just that they all keep screwing up. My senior Specialist got promoted today, but before that took place he had to miss PT formation, Yah that looked good. It really wasn't his fault as the difference in frequency of the electricity over here makes US clocks lose about five minutes every half hour. For those of you that don't understand how, you'll just have to take my word for it. I don't want to bore anyone with the science of the matter. Any way he missed most of PT, then we were supposed to meet outside one of the buildings at 0830 to shuttle everyone down to the motor pool for the 0900 formation. Only two of my thirteen soldiers (including myself and yes I was one of the two) were on time, and three of the eleven late ones didn't even bother to shave!

Needless to say we all had a long talk after formation. I think they get me now. I am a very relaxed and easy going leader, but we have been here less than two weeks and I am already wearing thin. Things had better improve quickly or they won't be liking me as much very soon. At least now I have two Sergeants to help me out with these knuckle heads, and soon it will be three and four so things should improve. I hope for their sakes.


Blogger Dave said...

oy, the joys of raising kids...

7:21 AM  
Blogger Jeff said...

Any chance of the Army issuing you with wind-up alarm clocks? Something to be said for the low-tech solutions sometimes.

6:50 AM  

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