21 September 2009

Your WTF of the Day…

Today we discovered that a set of bags belonging to one of the replacement Soldiers got mis-routed. We were able to recover the bag, but we didn't know which Soldier they belonged to. The bags weren't marked with a name, so we dug through them to see if there was a uniform or something with a name tag which we could use to identify the contents.

Unfortunately, the new ACUs don't have name tags on them, since they rely on Velcro name-tapes and patches, so we had to ruffle through the contents to see if we could determine the Soldier's identity. Imagine our surprise when we opened up the assault pack:

So basically…we have cologne, a flamboyantly gay pimp hat, a powder blue studded belt with an "Independent" belt buckle, and a feminine-looking book called "Gargoyle". Oh, and we also have a string of really large beads (Hmmm...I wonder what those are for?) And to top it off, there's a Bill O'Reilly book. I always wondered what fueled O'Reilly's rampant homophobia...judging by his fans, I think I know...

I feel sorry for the guy's roommate.

4 comments:

Laconia said...

That necklace looks like it's a lei of polished kukui nuts. They're a big thing in Hawaii. See "Candlenut (Aleurites moluccana)"

SunJun said...

What do the Morrowind CD's tell you?

Starbuck said...

@Laconia: That's probably the case.

Laconia said...

A lei makes more sense with the hat. I'm not seeing "flamboyantly gay pimp hat"...I'm seeing Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon in "Grumpier Old Men". Which I didn't actually see, but the movie posters made an impression.

"Flamboyantly gay pimp hat" is a lot funnier, though.

Wouldn't it be better planning for uniforms to have names in them, somewhere, to avoid this situation?