Information isnt Advocacy
- Aug 5, 2010
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- Peaking out from the redwoods
Sorry to both of you...you should have joined the oldest seagoing service where we worried more about saving lives than how we looked doing it. ....but we still looked damn good doing it.You know, you guys keep saying that the parade will honor the military, but I can tell you from experience that it is more of a pain in the ass than anything.
You gotta get a haircut (10 bucks), you gotta get your uniform dry cleaned (15 bucks), if you have awards, you will have to get your ribbons and medals mounted (can be anywhere from a couple of bucks to a whole bunch. At the end of my career, it would cost me about 35 dollars to get them done). And, if you are lazy and don't know how to spit shine your shoes, it could be the cost of a pair of corafam shoes (shiny plastic shoes that look good for inspection, 45 bucks).
And, you have to spend all that money just to look good for a couple of hours. And yes, there is ALWAYS a personnel inspection before an event like this.
Sorry shipmate, by the time I was 25% of the way through my career an inspection ready, ribbon (and/or medals) mounted, corafam shoes only worn for inspection uniform was always hanging in the closet or bunk locker.
The haircut I'll give you, but you should have all the other stuff ready to go.