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Old 02-13-2019, 04:38 PM
 
Location: Murrica
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How many of you posters were ever in the military? It is a pranksters paradise, with a target-rich environment. Like the first-grade playground, running to tell the teacher gets you branded as a tattle-tale. If you can't take it, get out the front door.
20+ years of active service for me. It's not the boys club it once was. In fact, it hasn't been for a long time.

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Come on. I abhor how far the military has gone in some respects due to politics, but pissing in someone's clothing is disgusting and not a practical joke. It never has been. In fact, when I was a young and dumb enlisted dude I would have smashed someone's face in if they pissed in my boots.

A practical joke is hiding someone's gym bag or drawing on their ID.
Or many other things. But of all the things we did, I'd never urinate in someone's boots. That's not funny and I'd bet this was not a practical joke.

 
Old 02-13-2019, 05:17 PM
 
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Maybe all of this should change. For all the respect that the military demands, I would hope the military conducts itself at a higher level than first grade.

This has nothing to do with #metoo.

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Come on. I abhor how far the military has gone in some respects due to politics, but pissing in someone's clothing is disgusting and not a practical joke. It never has been. In fact, when I was a young and dumb enlisted dude I would have smashed someone's face in if they pissed in my boots.

A practical joke is hiding someone's gym bag or drawing on their ID.
Precisely. I work in an industry rife with practical jokes, and used to work in a group who were champs at it. But they had a rule: nothing that caused permanent harm. You wanna put a silly bumper sticker on someone's car and see how long it takes them to notice? Knock yourself out and they'll laugh with you when they find it. Let the air out of or slash their tires? No way. Therefore, their jokes were fun and funny, not over-the-top. And usually weren't directed at a specific person out of dislike or nastiness.
 
Old 02-13-2019, 06:04 PM
 
Location: The South
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When I joined, I had never heard of "short sheeting". I got short sheeted my first night at the induction station.
 
Old 02-13-2019, 07:04 PM
 
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Whatever happened to pissing in another person's Cheerios?
 
Old 02-13-2019, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Murrica
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Whatever happened to pissing in another person's Cheerios?
Still happens. Although not literally.
 
Old 02-13-2019, 09:52 PM
 
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20+ years of active service for me. It's not the boys club it once was. In fact, it hasn't been for a long time.
Concur recently retired after 31 years, seen huge changes.

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Or many other things. But of all the things we did, I'd never urinated in someone's boots. That's not funny and I'd bet this was not a practical joke.
Again concur, I've seen many pranks, but nothing like this. That's not a prank, that's deep hatred and/or revenge. This is the act of someone who is twisted and certainly not normal Air Force or Air Guard behavior
 
Old 02-13-2019, 10:50 PM
 
Location: Eugene, Oregon
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Concur recently retired after 31 years, seen huge changes.



Again concur, I've seen many pranks, but nothing like this. That's not a prank, that's deep hatred and/or revenge. This is the act of someone who is twisted and certainly not normal Air Force or Air Guard behavior

If the perpetrator of that "prank" was identified, I would expect the Air Force would discharge him with a less-than-honorable designation.
 
Old 02-14-2019, 12:15 AM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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Maybe all of this should change. For all the respect that the military demands, I would hope the military conducts itself at a higher level than first grade.

This has nothing to do with #metoo.
Says the person who never spent a day in the military.
 
Old 02-14-2019, 12:19 AM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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In the C-130 world it was common for a newbie to be told to determine if the plane had a hydraulic fluid leak just aft of the paratroop doors. For those not familiar with the C-130, that's where the urinal drain outlets are located. They'd also be instructed to go to maintenance and get some prop wash. And the list goes on.
 
Old 02-14-2019, 01:07 AM
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Location: Endicott, NY
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I always liked the box of grid squares, myself.
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