This is the area we waited for over an hour until they decided to take a break for lunch.
After a couple hours I guess CPT Hooah! got a call with people complaining that they didn't have water available for the people that didn't drink coffee. All of a sudden it was an emergency on our part to fill a number of water crafts and rush them down to a side table. (All of this kind of stuff is supposed to be scheduled with the protocol office before hand. They supply bottled water etc. for these situations).
We were then told to come down at 1100 to be ready so when they break for lunch we could go in and remove all the coffee crafts and cups. We were also to help protocol setup subway sandwiches for all of them. We ended up sitting in the hall for over an hour waiting for them to go to lunch. This caused me to miss the last half of the Bulls/Heat game! Even worse our sergeant ordered us all lunch from the navy club and it arrived at 1130 while we were still down there waiting…and waiting…our lunch getting colder and colder.
Finally the door opened and we setup, then left. I was able to eat my cold lunch and watch the highlights from the game….grrrr. I stayed and watched TV for a while, then did some office work and updated the events calendar. I took SPC Mick with me to TMP our office car. We were going to wash it as well because it was pretty dirty, but the wash was closed and the alternate wash had 3 buses waiting to use it.
When we got back we cleaned up the conference room from that big meeting. There were two big garbage bags full of crap to haul up to the dumpster. Once that was done we cleaned up our office and then took off. The rest of the night was pretty normal for a week night…eat, schoolwork, and watch a couple TV shows.
Friday, May 20, 2011 - 11:07 PM