HAPPY THANKSGIVING. LIFE STINKS. |
November 28, 2008
On a personal note, I am not enjoying life right now. I won't go into why. I have recently been transferred to Baghdad. Everything is worse than it was and not looking like improvement will be likely soon.
The Army hierarchy went to special trouble to make the Thanksgiving meal special.
They started by closing the main mess hall for breakfast, and half of the backup mess hall. They needed to do this to have enough time to decorate. No breakfast for me.
Then for lunch, it took 50 minutes just to get inside. One of the special arrangements was having each customer stand in front of the turkey to get it carved while they (and everyone behind them) waited. Not the best way to serve a few thousand people. I am sure it briefed well. There were also lots of decorations and a visit by Santa Claus.
I am having to type this at an MWR facility, and the computer has a persistent virus that constantly warns me that it has a virus and needs to download a special program (from a suspicious site) to fix it.