Non-Refundable Zebra’s

Interesting title isn’t it? ;]  So my boss got bored at work today.  Though I can’t say that I blame him, Danny and I just work entirely too fast for our own good when it comes to the technical part of our job.  So, our boss decided to play trivia, and we had to run around the motor pool for each question we answered wrong.  Well, Danny and I knew that he wasn’t going to be asking questions about the system…because everyone and their damn mother know that Danny and I know more about it than anyone with the exception of the engineers that put it together. (Yes, that means we know more than the instructor that came down to teach it to everyone a year after we got our hands on it.)  Anyways, we set it u and were passing data in 15 minutes.  Holy shit, we went in at 0630 because it would have taken our boss 6 hours to set it up…and we should have let it take us that long.  So he got bored after we were done and decided that we were going to be used for his amusement (Read: why I hate the army, reason #1 … and #2… and #3…so on, you get the damn point).  So he started asking us questions…nothing about the technical system which has a year of school before you even get to touch (and then it’s only considered to be 10% of the knowledge of it you are suppose to have, so they send a ‘teacher’ out to further your knowledge from the company that designs and makes the system…and he apparently only knows 10% lol).  Alright, that was a long ramble…all to say that there is a lot that goes in to that system, and a lot you are suppose to know, with plenty of opportunities to ask questions.  Anyways, he started with something easy, what does ANTSC mean.  Ha! That was the hardest he had, we got it.  So he asked what USA means…apparently United States of America is wrong…he made it to be “United States Army” oh…my bad, didn’t realize you wanted an uncommon acronym for something that is never put in that form.  Navy get USN, there is USM, USAF…but army is NEVER made into USA (that I have ever seen anyways) so at that point, we knew he was just going to make us do laps for the hell of it.  So, I walk a lap, Danny runs one.

We get back, Danny first, and got the question asked what does CDI mean, another easy one…but apparently he wanted some break from thinking.  Danny got it right, and when I got back, I had the answer of “Crouching Dragon is Invisible” Yeah, ok, I am a smartass.  It actually means “Conditioned Diphase interface”.  Oops, thought he was going to try another USA one, so I had to play with the possibilities. 😉  I take another lap.  I did learn something though when I got back, that he wasn’t going to ask Danny any questions until I was rounding my way back, so Danny would never do more laps than I (yay for profiles that let you get away from some stupid shit).  Anyways, I get back and he asked what NRZ means…Danny wasn’t liking running laps, I didn’t have to run, I got a nice leisurely I didn’t mind at all. I come up, he asks, and I continue walking as I shout out “Non-Refundable Zebra’s!” So I take another stroll…Danny gets to sit down and enjoy himself for a bit…then he passes me, and I ask what the question was next; “What does GEICO stand for?” It means “Government Employed Insurance Co.”, that was something I learned today actually.  But as I come around I shout out “Giraffes Eat Indigo Candles Only”, woot, another lap 😉

By this time, my boss knows that I am fucking with him, because I knew all but GEICO  stood for.  So, he stopped asking Danny questions – I got to go solo. ;-P  I get back and he asks what USAA stands for.  Fuck, I don’t even know that one, but even if I did, I would continue my trend, there was nothing else to do anyways. “Unified Stallions Against Art!”  Woot, I get another lap. 😀

By the time I get done with that stroll, he’s gotten bored, but hell, I was having fun, come up with another acronym damnit!  (To note, he didn’t know what USAA stands for either, so I am still clueless.) But he stopped asking questions, I asked if I could start asking him questions and he promptly denied being questioned by Danny and me…pity, we could have had him running around the motor pool all day just on technical questions about the system., without having to change anything or get stupid with it.  But hey, I had fun, I killed his fun as he tends to be the kind of person to get enjoyment off other’s pain…and I was very clearly having fun with a wide grin the entire time. 🙂

So, in short, my day was fun, and I walked a few miles as well, so everything turned out alright. 😉

CDI =  Crouching Dragon is Invisible
NRZ =  Non-Refundable Zebra’s
GEICO = Giraffes Eat Indigo Candles Only
USAA = Unified Stallions Against Art

😉  Have a wonderful day!  I head back out on mission next Wednesday…woot. lol

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