Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Tractor Time and a Funny Story of a Couple of Old Guys
So I finished up Day 2 of my 5 day twelve hour shifts week. This morning I had to pick up these two old guys and take em back to their respective homes.
The first old guy had been in the Marines at some point. How did I know? Same way you always know. He was wearing as much Marine stuff as he could put on his body and prolly had a Marine cup cozy as well in his hand. The second old guy was a Navy diver who had served in Vietnam. I only found this out later because I asked him and he told me all about his exploits.
As we are driving down the road the first old guy announced he had come prepared for a long wait. He said this while waving a book in the air. I assume he meant he had brought something to read in case he had a long wait. The second old guy then said to him "Guess you got that hat when your son joined up then if you can read".
I almost drove off the road from laughing.
Luckily Old guy number one also found it funny so I didn't have to break up any old dog fights.
After I dropped off the first old guy the second one was telling me about his adventures recovering ordinance from some little inlet off Vietnam. Apparently it was very common for the planes back then to return without having dropped their payloads and of course they couldn't land with them so they would let them go in this little inlet and he was part of the team that would recover them.
Now I know from my days in the Artillery that there are various ways to keep the shells from arming so in case of short rounds and the like they won't go off. It's done with the fuse but I never knew 500 pound bombs had similar gadgets worked into them.
It was all very interesting stuff and I got a good chuckle out of the two old guys back and forth for a while.
Of course I just told this story because I am too beat to do a real post and I want to see how many of you guys actually read between the pictures!!!!!
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