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45 Great Reasons to Reenlist

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by AFButters, Mar 17, 2009.

  1. Mar 17, 2009 at 8:13 AM

    AFButters [OP] Rigger, Please!!

    Sep 10, 2008
    First Name:
    Albuquerque, NM
    2008 335xi BMW

    1. Yesterday sucked, today sucked, tomorrow is going to suck, and this
    seems to be a pretty solid forecast for the rest of my enlistment.

    2. Spending 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year training for
    something that there is a 99.9% chance that we will never do.

    3. WWWDWOA? (what would we do without acronyms?)

    4. Taking simple daily tasks and breaking them down into nuclear physics
    before doing them.

    5. Having to attend a brief prior to carrying out any task more
    complicated than picking my nose.

    6. Being a personal servant (that's basically all I am) to any one of
    the 300 thousand people in the air force who out-rank me.

    7. Being an adult and having somebody inspecting me everyday to make
    sure I put my clothes on properly, and put my shoes on the right feet.

    8. Having to wear a "cover" or hat, every time I want to go outside.

    9. I love cleaning the same places over and over and over until either
    the paint comes off or my hands are bleeding.

    10. Without the air force's influence and good teaching, I would never
    have realized that you can sweep water with a broom for hours.

    11. There just isn't that many jobs out there where you can rest
    assured that everyone you work for is just waiting to screw you over any
    way they possibly can.

    12. Even though we can deploy and be in Mogadishu within 48 hours it
    takes finance 3 weeks to fix your paycheck when the computer randomly
    selects you to get Airman Basic pay.

    13. Getting to pick out my clothes whenever I'm not at work.

    14. Getting to eat meat that comes in boxes labeled "not fit for human
    consumption" and "for institutional use only."

    15. Getting "random" drug tests every couple of weeks. Not many people
    can testify to taking about 50 drug tests in the past two years without
    having ever been caught doing drugs in my life.

    16. Waking up every morning and going to "staff meeting" where a piece
    of paper is read to me even though it is posted on the wall and on the
    offices internet, both of which I have access to. I guess I can't read.

    17. Going to medical complaining of severe heart and chest pain and
    being told to come back during "sick-call" the next day.

    18. I love the fact that my opinion has about as much influence as my
    sister's pet iguana's.

    19. Ever try and put in your 30 days notice?

    20. You do not have to respect the person, you have to respect what
    they wear on their collar or sleeve.

    21. No matter how many water safety briefings I get they'll still send
    me to the desert.

    22. I hate good food.

    23. I love the "you are U.S. ambassadors" speech.

    24. I hate spending time with my family.

    25. Not only getting to do my own job, but getting stuck with as many
    additional duties as my chain of command wants to give me.

    26. Having to change your computer password every two weeks to keep
    terrorists from hacking into my e-mail and stealing all of these jokes.

    27. When you get out you will only be 38-40. You still have your entire
    life ahead of you. Yeah, okay, I want my life to start at 38.

    28. For the last time! Would someone please tell me where the local
    area ends?!

    29. Oh, look...There's the boss. We better all stand at attention until
    he tells us we can move. Do they do that in the civilian world too?

    30. Is that local time or Zulu?

    31. I want to work somewhere that has total control of my paycheck so
    that they can take half if I don't pay my bills.

    32. If I get in trouble out in town I would like to get woken up the
    next day at 6 am and have to stand in front of my boss, manager,
    assistant manager, and anyone else who has nothing better to do so that
    they can all chew my butt.

    33. Can we be tested to make sure we are physically-fit every year only
    please make exceptions to this for enormously fat 30+ year old Senior

    34. Where else can you pay taxes to pay your own paycheck?

    35. You take an oath to support and defend the Constitution, and after
    that the Constitution doesn't even apply to you.

    36. Because only during magic shows and air force working hours are the
    rules of logic suspended.

    37. Because no-matter how stupid you are, you will eventually get
    promoted by accumulating points from not getting promoted.

    38. Where else can you get given shots by people who claim to practice
    medicine that didn't even graduate from high school?

    39. Where else can you get your teeth drilled and messed up by those
    same people even though you've never had a cavity?

    40. Because if you've had enough military bull for one lifetime and you
    want to quit, you can rest assured that the air force will do everything
    it can to make that impossible.

    41. Because it's fun to go to medical to get your eyes checked out and
    have the tech point a light in your eye for ten minutes until you are
    blind and then to hear them say, "that was cool, let's try the other

    42. Why did our parents even bother giving us first names?

    43. IN what other job can you do things NOT the RIGHT WAY, but the AIR

    44. Sitting around twiddling my thumbs all day long until about 4:00pm,
    even though I finished all of my work by ten in the morning is really
    fun to do every FREAKING DAY...it builds character.

    45. Who really wants to have any control over their life anyway?
  2. Mar 17, 2009 at 8:16 AM

    PatHLC128 College.

    Aug 29, 2008
    First Name:
    Austin, TX
    09 TRD Off Road 4x4 AC
    OME complete 3" kit, 265/75/16 Cooper STTs, Pro Comp 7089 wheels, Shrockworks sliders, UWS Low Pro Toolbox, AFE Pro-Dry S, OEM Bedmat, Ventvisors, Husky Liners, Tint, De-badged
    i just got told that i cant lat move outa my old MOS...i guess im not re-enlisting
  3. Mar 17, 2009 at 8:28 AM

    bobwilson1977 Well-Known Member

    Jan 7, 2009
    96 Tacoma 2WD ( pizza delivery model)
    none except for crappy hub caps and floor mats.
    I kind of wonder if the military is getting overwhelmed with people signing up since the job market is so crappy.
  4. Mar 17, 2009 at 6:51 PM

    Brunes abides.

    May 31, 2008
    First Name:
    DC or New Jersey - Depends on the day....
    08 Red/Graphite and Satin Black
    Inside: Tint, Wet Okole 1/2 Piped Red/Black Covers, Black Weathertech Digital Fit Mats, URD Short Throw w/ TWM Weighted Knob, USA Spec iPod adapter. Outside: 4300K Retro w/ Angel Eyes and Red Shrouds, 5000K Blazer Fog Light Retrofit, Debadge, Bed Locking Handle, Satin Black Rims Performance: TRD/Steigmeier Blower w/ 2.7 Pulley. 668 Injectors and 320 LPH AEM Fuel pump. URD UCON and 7th Injector. DTLT Headers, URD Y-Pipe, Wicked Flow Muffler. Suspension: Both: OME Shocks Front: 886X's and TC UCAs Rear: Dakars Armor: Relentless Front Bumper Relentless High Clearance Rear w/ Tire/Rotopax Swing Out Relentless Front, Mid, and TCase skids BAMF Diff Skid Recovery and Spares: Fullsize Spare Tire 2x2 gal Rotopax 1x1 gal Rotopax 1x1 gal Water Rotopax Warn 9.5XP-S Winch Hi-Lift Extreme 60" Ironman Off-Road Recovery Kit
    Yes they are...And the lowered standards are clearing a lot of people in that might not otherwise have been given a shot.

    There are wait lists for most training programs.
  5. Mar 17, 2009 at 7:05 PM

    HerNameIsLucy I miss Lucy. :-(

    Jul 31, 2008
    First Name:
    Equador. Don't know why.
    RIP Lucy.
    She's gone but not forgotten.
    You forgot "Travel to exciting, distant lands. Meet stimulating, fascinating people. And kill them."

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