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Old 07-01-2013, 04:37 AM   #6618
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Originally Posted by RidingDonkeys View Post
My Jeep is down due to electrical gremlins. As such, I've been riding to work all week, despite the thunderstorms.

Yesterday, I rode the Bonnie hack. It is green.

Today, I rode the Ural. It is red.

I approached the Fort Bragg gate and got engaged by stupid. Today, stupid took the form of a MP Private, fresh out of training.

Guard: "I had never seen a sidecar once in my life before yesterday. I saw one yesterday, and now you pull up on this one.

Me: So you saw one yesterday?

Guard: Yep.

Me: Was it a green Triumph with a cargo hack?

Guard: Yep.

Me: Then that was me you saw yesterday too.

Guard: No, the one I saw yesterday was green, not red.

Me: I know, I ride the green one too.

Guard: But this one is a Ural. The one I saw yesterday was a Triumph.

At this point, the guy's NCO is chuckling at the exchange. He gets it, and is laughing at his own Soldier. I've got a formation to get too, so I figure I need to end this quickly.

Me: Wait, you saw a green Triumph yesterday? I've never seen one of those. It must have been something else. Have a great day!

Now the poor kid's NCO is laughing uncontrollably. As I pull off, I hear him say "Private Johnson, didn't we tell you to not to talk to anyone?"

Tomorrow, I'm taking the Triumph and going through his lane again

You ever had a whole platoon of MPs under your command? This is typical until they make E7, then the light switch seems to come on...
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