Thursday, July 10, 2008

Oh, you just WON'T believe this one!

Talking to a young paralegal today..she's about to leave the firm to get her MBA - so you wouldn't think she was a true Twinkie. She was asking me about DH and what he does. She had just had breakfast with a friend of hers who is stationed at Bragg. When I asked what he did... she said he's an officer. "ok.... but what unit/type of unit" Infantry, I think, was her answer - sigh. BUT the best is yet to come, my children. Hearken to this:

She asked where DH was deployed to. I told her Iraq. She then asked:

Oh.. Did you go with him?

No, I kid you NOT! I didn't snap back with something akin to "how dumb ARE you?" I said, thinking she might not have heard me, "I said, he was in Iraq". She asked again, oh did you go? My response finally was - no, it's a WAR ZONE...

sigh... It never ceases to amaze me!

LAW

10 comments:

oh2btigger said...

Well, they have opened it up so that civis can go now.

I don't know what she was thinking when she asked you that...huh! It boggles the mind!

Whennrome said...

I've had women at work think that once a man is done with one deployment, they don't have to go back. Ever.

And two women at work think that for the rest of our marriage Mark will live on post somewhere, and I will live in Houston and we'll see each other throughout the year at holidays and such.

Fracking idiots. Can we do a milspouse public service announcement?

Bette said...

Maybe she was confused by the news a while back that married couples can now live together if they're both deployed to the same place. Might have missed the detail about both people being in the military....

ABW said...

No she didn't!!!!! That's insane!!! Hard to believe what some people say...

RangersGirl said...

OMG! Please don't tell me she was blonde. Maybe this "friend" of hers likes her because she has no clue.

trying said...

wow. and she was accepted to a MBA program?

liberal army wife said...

Rangersgirl - Yup! Blonde, very Conservative leaning... Rah rah, but with NO knowledge...

sad

LAW

Green said...

Oh.... my goodness.... /facepalm

MAJ Arkay said...

A good answer would have been, "No, I'm right here, in front of you..."

Just a Girl in a Port said...

I think some people are so far removed from this life they no concept. I hope the professors at grad school go gentle on her though. LOL

Great blog!