Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Sixty-some days without nookie, or a bath. Their wives may not be so happy to see them, after all.

14 comments:

Foxfier, formerly Sailorette said...

One phrase:
nine month deployment.

And we weren't all like the XO and protestant chaplain, gettin' it on the whole time.

Gino said...

at least you had baths.

RW said...

I don't know. Good sex is always a little dirty...

Foxfier, formerly Sailorette said...

Navy showers.

And the @#$@# Marine grunts NEVER followed the water conservation, so you get a "five minute" shower every third day. (turn water on, get wet, turn water off) Amusingly, they all complained because the showers were WORSE than when they were on the ground....

I'd managed to block off the memory of being locked in with a half-dozen people in a tin box and tropical weather.

Bike Bubba said...

Um, if the XO and chaplain are "getting it on", and don't happen to be married to each other, isn't that conduct unbecoming an officer? Grounds for removal from command?

And methinks that the wives will be happy to see their men back, at least after a nice long shower. Unlike Sailorette's deployment, it's probably a safe bet that the miners didn't have a chance to violate wedding vows....

Foxfier, formerly Sailorette said...

Apparently, they did get to clean up a bit before getting out-- they also were hugging the president. Maybe they sent down buckets of aftershave....

Yes, yes it is. Even if they were married, doing it on the ship would be.

And the Chaplain was married to *someone else*.

This went on under two or three different COs, too.

You can see why I'm a bit cynical....

Bike Bubba said...

Hey, if I were Chile's president, I'd hug dirty miners without question, though; when asked whether they smelled after two months in the mine, you get to answer "who cares? They're back up here!"

It would be like a seven hour commercial for your next run for office.

And Sailorette; a LITTLE bit cynical? :^)

Foxfier, formerly Sailorette said...

Seven hours, heck, they're rushing to get it all done today so the numerology works.

Keep in mind, I'm the optimist in our geek group.

Gino said...

my brother says just about every girl on deployment is getting it, from somebody.
usually a higher rank,too.

it makes sense:
throw thousands of folks together who happen to be in their sexual prime, agewise, all reasonably fit/attractive... and you are bound to have nature run is course.

Gino said...

oh yeah:
RW wins the comments.

Foxfier, formerly Sailorette said...

On deployment ashore? About 25% of the females at any one time, although folks assume anyone who is near a guy is bonking him. (Those of us who don't..."participate" can get kind of crabby about it.)

At sea, maybe 1-5%, depending on the hiding places on their ship. If the command structure does its job, or it's an especially male-heavy ship, less.

Since there aren't that many women, a lot of it's an illusion caused by the NavHoes. (Ever hear of a Hoedown? Two females in my husband's shop accounted for high doubled digits each, in a 4 month deployment.)

Gino said...

my bro is army. 82AB.
he says it has a lot to do with the 10/1 ratio. with that many guys to chooses from, always within sight range, any girl is bound to find one that suits her fancy.

he says on deployment there's always a couple to a few gals getting busted for prostitution,too.

it all makes sense to me. no science needed to explain it.

and a Hoedown is?

Brian said...

Wait, wait, wait...you're telling me that you put a bunch of 18-25 year-olds in close quarters and potentially intense circumstances, away from their families, for extended periods of time...and some of them have a hard time keeping it in their pants?

I'm both shocked and appalled.

Foxfier, formerly Sailorette said...

Hodown=sleep off= rack up the most notches on your bedpost you can manage.

I only know a handful of women who do stuff like that, but they cover the average. -.-