Saturday, September 19, 2009

SEQUENTIAL EVENT #2

TENT CITY...

Here I sit on my little cot cramped in the middle of about 50 others. My space encompasses my cot and about a foot off of that in all directions... This space is mine for the next day or so... Any challenge of my space will be met with a stern confrontation and aggressive counter measures to ensure the sovereignty of my rightfully owned space.

"Hey guy.... Move your fucking assault pack away from my cot..... That's where my boots go"...

I mentioned before how tent city was about a three day event... and now I'm saying I'm only going to be here for a day or so... The reason for this is that I decided that coming to tent city two days early would be arbitrary, and definitely in my mind not absolutistic... Instead, I opted to stay in my room which was furnished with a bed and TV for the last two days.... I just finished moving into my new space and now I'm eagerly awaiting the info on my fight to Kuwait...

Pirated DVD's.....

I've wrote before about how you can get pirated dvd's for 2 bucks here in Iraq. Well, we were all briefed yesterday that Navy customs in Kuwait is making everyone throw all but ONE of your pirated movies away. Now that can't be right. It doesn't make sense. You would think that they would adopt a policy of either you can have or you can't have. A "you can keep one pirated dvd but that's all policy", that would be asinine, and you can bet that i will be doing my fair share of ear bending on behave of my soldiers if that turns out to be true. The fact that the US government allows pirated dvd's to be sold to soldiers on almost every base in Iraq is enough ammo for me... If the policy is you can buy them but not keep them, then that needs to be specified prior to purchase. I would have still bought some but not to the extent that i did...

I know when i was here my first time the policy was that you could have one copy per movie... you couldn't try to bring home 25 copy's of the same movie... Now that makes sense. I think that still is the policy and people are confused. I got the brief from my 1SG and PSG. I told them about the policy before and they shot it down saying "No, you can only bring one movie period". My movie collection has swelled from about 70 predeployment to around 400 now... So to play it safe I sent all my movies home in the mail today to avoid any serious confrontations with the Navy in the next few days... I'll update on this after I find out for sure.

Other then that I'm stuck in a rather long game of hurry up and wait. If I'm honest I think I've been playing it for the last 5 days, and it won't stop until I'm at my house...

6 comments:

Matt said...

NUGHT,
Good call! Make their rules irrelevant! Anyway, hopefully your time at tent city will pass by fast! One step closer, all the time!

PS: Tell that guy who's whining about your assault pack to sod off.

Anonymous said...

Hot damn, you're on your way!!! z

Anonymous said...

Does anyone save the movies on their laptop hard drive?

Dave said...

400........dude!

I ship horses and may have a connection or 2 so let me know if I can help. Also I am working on the family reunion thing for next fall, mountains, horseback riding, fishing, golf, etc....Can't wait to see you and the rest of the "brats" and all their children... Love ya dude...Dave

Matt said...

It's been a week! Damn man! They're keeping you in tent city for ad infinitum!

Anonymous said...

Are we there yet?