Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Funniest thing I 've ever gotten in the mail

ok - a long time ago - I enlisted in the Navy during Viet Nam. I did my tour of duty and got out.

A few years after that, I re-enlisted, but this time in the Army reserve and I stayed in for about 6 years.

For those who don't know me very well - I'm 53 years old, pretty overweight and out of shape - so imagine my surprise yesterday when I got an offer from the Navy Reserve - asking me to reclaim what I loved so much about military service and consider rejoining.

Now I have to assume they got my name from my military records - don't they know that I'm 53?

How desperate must they be?

Anyway, I'm tempted to take the offer and go into a recruiting office just to see what they say when they see me with my knitting.


Diane in Chico, CA said...

I've heard they are pretty desperate. They might not bother you about your knitting, your shape or your age; but the "don't tell, don't ask" thing might get in the way.

Dharma said...

Oh my. That is rather amusing, I mean I thought there was an age limit for such things.

Judy said...


I want to see the pictures of the looks on their faces!

laughingmuse said...

One of my relatives who served in active duty for 16 years and finally had to retire due to some pretty serious ailments (due to... all that active duty!) got her papers and was called up a little while ago. It's physically impossible for it to happen - and it blew my mind.