But maybe I should have??? Again (quite a few of us spouses) we sit there for a couple hours and listen to these ppl from Tri-care, FRG, American Red Cross, this one and that one all saying the same thing. "This is what we do...." "this is why we are here for you...." a poilitician and a few other VIPs. Yeah blaw waw waw waw. I felt like Charlie Brown in school. all the same stuff just a different yr. After the FRG speech (intro to spkrs) I realized I was in a de' ja vouz. See, some of us were told in an attempt to get us to even show up, that everything has been revamped, re-organized and really THIS time be more effective in aiding families of serving military. REALLY? then why are the same beavis and buttheads standing up there. The same ones who dont return calls, cant get your name right or rank for that matter, cant even get function/event info out on time... so on and so on. no wonder I drank right?
Anyway, when offered a chance to ask a question so that they could steer the gathering in our direction I stood up. I heard my husband behind me sitting with his CO and BOTH were saying "oh no" and Col says to my huz"hey its your wife hahah not mine this time" I gave them both a glare and prceeded with asking if the same ppl are in charge what is so different this time.
The one who told me that looked away and I was told "nothing is different we pride ourselves on consistency" Oh thats just great I thought. Instead I smiled that snotty grin and nicely said "Oh...thats ashame." I turned on my heel and walked out in front of about 150 ppl....and about 20 "been there" wives followed me out too. I think we made our feelings known. But I behaved this time. tee hee.
I really hope you other military families have a better org than we do up here. For all your sakes!!
Oh but the food was pretty good this time and the boys had a blast. Just wanted to share that. I hate this deployment stuff... its so BS.