Thursday, November 1, 2007
I am sure it comes from our training of having to do without, but what possesses Marines to horde perfectly good items from the chow hall? I really don't know what causes this. I do know that you can get 8 cans of soda in your cargo pockets (not mine per se, but a friend). I also have witnessed 15 cans of "Rip-It" coming out of the chow hall by another Marine. Rip-Its are about the same size as the baby soda cans you can get at Wal-Mart back home. Today I was guilty of this action as well. We needed coffee creamer back at the shop, so I walked out with 12 packets of creamer. 12 packets! That is a weeks worth of dairy creamer for me! Near-beer (or NA beer), is another hot commodity. Non-alcoholic beer seems to go very quickly. Somehow our small section of 7 Marines now has horded close to 18 cans of this stuff. It’s not even that good! I imagine its going to be a tough transition when you go to a place that has "grab your own" sodas with the meal not to just stuff 4 in your pockets and try to walk out when we all get home.