Saturday, August 28, 2010

The Perils of Text Messaging

(Explanatory note: my youngest sister works at a VA vacility near Detroit).

Sister: help we have IRR* coming in today which is senior rank sgt major or master sgt they are army can’t read insignia help

Me: don’t know about army but in USMC sgts major senior to God

Twenty minutes later.

Sister: there is one sgt major n a lt of mst sgts

Me: why is army sending you musty sergeants are there no fresh ones available?

(*Individual Ready Reserve. Reserve personnel who are not formally attached to a Reserve unit but can be called up one-by-one to augment the active component. This frequently happens to service personnel unwise enough to choose highly specialized MOS's like Farsi translator or EOD technician).

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