Monday, May 28, 2007

Some funny terms from my time here in Iraq

From my buddy up in the IZ (you know who you are, TK!)

For Your Situational Awareness (FYSA): I am so important I am forwarding this to you so you can see how hard and important my job is

From SGT Albert Merrifields' BOB on the FOB series,

Hard Lurker: one who avoids as much work as possible, while working hard to make it appear that one is a productive, active, and important member of the team. The hard lurker is exceptionally skilled at projecting the appearance of hard work while superiors are around (ie, the start and end of each shift) yet manages to disappear for the rest of the day. They can usually be found at the coffee shop, gym (although never working out), or in the Internet Cafe during regular work hours, and if found will usually explain that they are "on short errands" that somehow last all day.

Groundfob Day: 1. The perception that each and every day in-country is indistinguishable from the one that preceded it; all days are the same, 2. The state of existence where the only way to tell one day from another is by using the menu at the dining facility to differentiate between days (see also "menu months")

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