March 11, 2008


I have never hated the Army as much as I hate them right now.

The time my husband got turned down for Civil Affairs because Finance wouldn't release him comes close, but even then I was more sad than mad.

I can't explain many of the details, but Civil Affairs units go to more places than Iraq and Afghanistan. And one of the places they're going, it would be the perfect assignment for my husband. He is more qualified to go there than anyone else who is going there. But the Army is so fracking stupid that they don't consider merit in placing people. They just deal 'em out like a deck of cards and let the chips fall where they may. So they end up with Arabic speakers going to Afghanistan, French speakers going to Iraq, and Farsi speakers staying home on Rear fricking D.

Today was already a really disappointing day, but this just sealed the deal. I don't know whether I want to scream or cry. Or puke.

Posted by: Sarah at 01:56 PM | Comments (3) | Add Comment
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1 Oh boy. Big hugs to you, Sarah.

Posted by: Butterfly Wife at March 11, 2008 02:59 PM (K0acE)

2 THAT BLOWS. Your husband should get out (whenever he can) and get into Public Office to stop some of this stupid crap! Or hurry up and make rank! Seriously, though, you need to watch The Wire. Once you get into it.... It can very, very ingenius way. But what it boils down to? Same easily pertain to the military. The Final Episode actually summed everything up in an thing. People leave, people come. Some have good ideas, other's do not. The whole realm is cicular.... And you should watch the beginning of a movie called 'Idiocracy' - don't watch all of it, but the first 20 minutes? Yeah.

Posted by: Allison at March 11, 2008 11:30 PM (2PnS2)

3 Wouldn't it be just OUSTANDING if the Army was actually EFFICIENT for once? So sorry you guys are disappointed. I feel your pain!

Posted by: Rachel at March 12, 2008 06:52 PM (D2g4X)

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