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Experience Wanted

Shortly after joing the Army, I was in line with some other inductees when the sergeant stepped forward with that day's assignments.

He handed several tasks out and then asked, "Does anyone here have experience with radio communications?"

A longtime ham radio operator, I shouted, "I do!"

"Good," he said. "You can dig the hole for the new telephone pole."


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3 Answers


Sounds about right! One thing you learn in the Army! NEVER VOLUNTEER! LOL . :D :D :D

Marianne Rooster

Lol, Rooster - thank you for the good advice; it is also the case in many work places, and I was therefore nearly always at duty - lol.


TheOtherTink Rooster

@ Marianne:  "Freiwillige vor! "  :ermm: :) :D

Marianne Rooster

Lol, T(h)ink, that looks as if you were also quite often among the "volunteers".



"Wait a minute, SargeI'm a ham RADIO operator... that's WIRELESSI don't have ANY experience with telephone poles... I wouldn't even know which end to put in the hole! "   :ermm: :angel: :) :D


(sigh) it's a commentary on life, Marianne! (Well hopefully not...) :P  <3

Marianne Virginia

Lol, Virginia, I suppose that you were also often enough a volunteer - willingly or unwillingly.



Virginia Virginia

Yes indeed, some of my most discouraging times, Marianne!

Marianne Virginia

Oh, that doesn't sound good, Virginia! I am sorry to hear that.