I have managed to survive this idiotic three month assignment so far. The work is unrelated to my actual job and many are annoyed by these diversions. The worst is over and I have one more week at the assignment known as the grinder. The grinder is a nasty assignment where the senior officer is the Captain and it is all about work ethic. Normally I take Wed off to lower my blood pressure as this work is annoying and degrading. As this work is so brutal I would not ask a respected peer to take a bullet for me. My fellow detailees are great people and it makes it easy.
Thus far I have survived on warrior drive and alot of Diet Mountain Dew. The Hallal Truck also has been good and has an ample supply of well done lamb with Basmati rice late in the day. My lunch orders are apparently so unique that the local merchants know who it is for even when I can't make it. Apparently not too many people order Chicken salad on Pumpernicked Texas Toast with sliced pickles or roast beef on grilled rye with a touch of BBQ Sauce.
I may be held over for an extra two weeks, for being defiant. I will not state a lousy idea is great for political expediency. The people who thought up this idiocy should be terrminated. No functional entity should have an Army of Yes men.
In April I am going to DC to spend time at the Museum of the Native American. It is sad that the popular magazines devote little space to the Abenakis.
Beamish in 12