Tuesday, December 02, 2008

hey, sara

what did you learn about at work today?

really?

i think im gonna have nightmares

13 comments:

edluv said...

so, i don't know why, but i've know about these since i was like 10 or 11. maybe it's a boy thing, but we'd talk about how the did the whole 'nam thing smearing them with poop to spread infection.

it's disturbing, but doesn't bother me...if that makes sense.

Adam said...

I think my uncle may have mentioned seeing them or experiencing them (he was a medic in Vietnam) to me at some point during my childhood.

Uncle Skip, said...

So OSHA is covering all the bases, huh?

Monticore said...

Why did you learn about this!?

timidvenus said...

yeah, so this guy i work with was telling me today about serving in vietnam and how there are no rules in war and the geneva convention is just a political facade and everything. apparently women and children are fair game in war (at least in the vietnam war). he wasnt trying to scare me or act like a heartless killing soldier, he was just informing me i guess, maybe so ill know when to stop asking questions to others that i talk to. sometimes i can be so fascinated by things that people tell me i dont notice the climate become uncomfortable at a certain point. maybe im just reading into it a bit. but i was very bewildered either way, and more than a little terrified.

edluv said...

we talked about war today in my ethics class, and i was mentioning how essentially the idea that war only dealt with armies went out the way with ww2, if not earlier. basically when you start bombing cities then war has just moved away from the idea that it's just between combatants. or at least it no longer is just military combatants.

Uncle Skip, said...

IMHO war is stupid.

Adam said...

Seems to me that war or at least battle has always been interwined with engaging civilians.

Even some Biblical wars end in genocide. Or more recently, colonial raping and pillaging and such.

Uncle Skip, said...

{O/T}
Sara - did you see this
I can make another nametag. LOL
{/OT}

timidvenus said...

skip-
lmao.
also, what would you have the nametag read? i doubt 'office bimbo' would go over as well as my 'dunder mifflin pam' one did.

Uncle Skip, said...

"Jennifer"
...and maybe we'd give her a job with the Defense Dept. or the CIA

Uncle Skip, said...

Didja notice that I didn't use her real name. I'm not about to even begin to create any animosity.

Kuffy said...

I once answered my work phone with the wrong name, and EVERYBODY in my department heard. I think it's because I was just talking about the woman whose name I appropriated. But I was peddling breast implants at the time, so it's not like brain power was essential to the operation, so to speak.