Date registered: Apr 2004
Location: The BlueGrass State
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This is much ado about nothing. When you are in a hotzone black humor is usually the only kind that comes through after a few months. When you first get to the zone you think everyone is crazy. After six months everything seems normal. These guys are just working stuff through their head. Better in front of a mike that at 4 in the morning ten years later in a cold sweat. Hopefully not both. Unless you have had boots on the ground you have no way of understanding what those brief r&r hours are for and what they are like. You decompress any way you can.
Just try and think that the next time you walk outside and wait for a sharp pain -- then the sound since the round is supersonic. No warning. Ever. Now sing happy songs all the time.
Being smart is knowing the difference, in a sticky situation between a well delivered anecdote and a well delivered antidote - bear.