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June 21, 2016

Joined: May 12, 2014
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June 21, 2016

Not just loo rolls, kitchen rolls as well! Until I read your post I actually believed I was alone in being totally peed off with such matters. I can't count how many times I have unraveled half the freaking loo or kitchen roll before finding somewhere I could start using it. She who must be obeyed claims it is my impatience and ineptitude as SHE never has such problems! Have you ever tried finding the start of a cello tape roll after it's been used or the start of one of those lint sticky rollers??

June 21, 2016

Joined: May 5, 2014
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June 21, 2016

Back to loo rolls, totally agree but still far better than those single sheets of Izal from long ago, or the equally "shiny on one side" stuff the Army gave us, which was as absorbent as a sheet of hardboard !! I remember a certain CO of SCOTS DG, on arriving at Catterick, and rich enough to own half of Scotland, who got at the time RQMS Paul Savage (RIP) out of his bed at midnight to deliver to his Officers MQ a pack of Army toilet rolls, because he preferred them to the soft quilted type  !! John (JKW)

June 21, 2016

Joined: May 12, 2014
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June 21, 2016

Re army loo paper John Barnes, when he was QM in Sennelager, told me that Forces schools were allocated loo paper rolls on a per sheet basis per pupil. I recall he said girls got 2/3 extra sheets per day. Me being duty dumbo, asked why!,, He just sort of looked at me, raised his eyebrows and said, "how long have you been married SQMS" I never twigged on until Veronika explained it to me! Thick or what!,              

June 22, 2016

Joined: May 8, 2014
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June 22, 2016

More " why's" ???? So you've done the shopping bought the groceries got home and put in various cupboards fridges etc,then comes the time to have breakfast,getting the Weetabix out you have a tube of biscuits wrapped to keep fresh ? ,you then spend sometime trying to open one end more or less destroying the wrapper so you end up with the end you opened unable to seal up properly until your half way through the pack. Or opening the box of cornflakes which has a protruding bit which goes into the other part of the opening ,again stuck together so you again destroy the lid getting in shite . But the worst one or should say the most annoying is a sealed package of meat ,sliced looking appetising all fresh in the pack which has a very small part of the corner which you can open said pack,you pull very slowly till you get it to part then it rips half way up destroying you ability to seal it again , pet hates no , frustration yes ,the worst one as far as the other half is the tops of bottles of wine ,you know not a cork an aluminium cap which all turns and won't come off until you have use a sharp knife to part the top ,yep little pain in the arse's ,but what else is new

June 22, 2016

Joined: May 14, 2014
Posts: 977
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June 22, 2016

Bob, Surerly you remember the loo sheets (miniscule Mk1 in the compo 5 man boxes??) And the lecture that went with them?? 1 sheet to wipe one to clean and one to polish..... And do not keep your tank suit on  with it folded under you whilst hovering in German forests? It only took one such lesson to make sure tank suit was fully removed!!!! I have a photo of such a disaster, but it was NOT me in the photo.It took our crew great self control not to laugh at the reactions of the mistake maker. No name, no pack drill..... Which is why I bought real bog rolls in the Detmold NAAFI store, enough to last a few weeks on exercises. OK Bob, I admit to being a Smart Ass..... Tom

June 22, 2016

Joined: May 8, 2014
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June 22, 2016

Tom " army form blank " or grease proof paper to us users .and never enough , yes the Naafi always got a visit to top up our a) food bin b)  brew kit c) yellow suitcase by the dozens d) fags e) biscuits f) bottles of rum & brandy as an additive to our early morning brew then bog rolls ,( did I miss anything out ) if I did the SQMS had a great tuck shop .

June 22, 2016

Joined: May 14, 2014
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June 22, 2016

But would it not have been even better if we could have recruited  the chicken and chips van and driver, fully stocked, always outside our Detmold barracks each night, and take it on each exercise? And the stripper in the flats outside the Tech Store gates to keep us all warm?   (not now tho, she must be 80 odd at least.....)  Tom


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