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December 09, 2004

Poncho, Poncho, Ponchoman

Bravo Romeo Delta

In the army, there is a form of punishment called an RBI (Reinforcement By Indorsement) in which the soldier is required to write a 1,000 word essay to describe his errors in judgment and so on. In this case, I have been forwarded an RBI written by a gentleman who failed to bring all his proper equipment to a function. And it is well, well worth the read. It starts a little something like this...

"It is Extremely Important that I Bring my Equipment Every Day Because if I Don't the Drill Sergeant makes me write a stupid R.B.I., which I must write, because if I don't the Army will kick me out, instantly ruining my life because I will be unable to get a job, and I will wind up living in a cardboard box because sometimes society can be a cruel, cruel entity.

Therefore, I will always from now on bring my poncho to chow because as everyone knows, it often rains inside of the mess hall. I also do not like to live in a cardboard box."

From there, it just gets funnier, and includes such phrases as "... some stunning orchids, or perhaps maybe a Rhododendron."

(Simultaneously launched by Bravo Romeo Delta from Demosophia, The Jawa Telegraph, & Anticipatory Retaliation)

Launched by Bravo Romeo Delta at December 9, 2004 04:30 PM
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That can't be real, can it? Priceless, in any event.

If it is real, I'd love to know the reaction he got from his superior. A good one, I'd hope.

Posted by: Patton at December 11, 2004 08:18 AM

That was hilarious, real or not. That's not a guy who would end up in a cardboard box - he'd end up writing for Hollywood and then can buy all the ponchos he wants.

Posted by: MartiniPundit at December 13, 2004 07:08 PM

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