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    [–] How do deployments differ than that of active duty Biff_Tannen82 1 points ago in nationalguard

    I’m a medic and I did QRF, watch tower and CP rotations. Didn’t really do any medic stuff.

    [–] People of reddit who have been in a coma for a long period of time, what news really shocked you when you found out what happened? Biff_Tannen82 8 points ago in AskReddit

    Not a coma but I was in a desert in the Middle East for a year or so. Came back and my newborn daughter was walking and talking. A bunch of celebrities were dead like Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston. There was also a freeway going right through my neighborhood that wasn’t there before.

    [–] The new host reminds me of a program created to sound human. Biff_Tannen82 2 points ago in SwordAndScale

    She sounds like Alexa. When I first heard her I seriously though Mike was using some kind of text to speech program.

    [–] What is the most bizarre reason a customer got angry with you? Biff_Tannen82 1 points ago in AskReddit

    Worked the help desk at Comcast.

    All kinds of crazy shit there. Had a regular caller that claimed Comcast and the CIA were working together to have her committed.

    We had a deal with EarthLink where customers could come to Comcast but keep their EarthLink email address. EarthLinks email system went down. One customer was yelling at me saying we broke EarthLink email to get people to switch to Comcast. We were already getting their money why would we care what their email address was? Guy was on the line with me for an hour telling me how he was going to sue us for bad business practices.

    Had a teenager swearing at me cause his internet was down and our service was a piece of shit. He wasn’t on the account so I couldn’t tell him the internet was down cause they were 3 months past due in their bill.

    FYI, 99% of the time power cycling the modem fixes the issue and if it doesn’t it’s most likely your shitty router.

    [–] What is the most bizarre reason a customer got angry with you? Biff_Tannen82 1 points ago in AskReddit

    Worked at Burger King and a guy kept asking for a beef sandwich. I kept telling him we didn’t have those. Turns out he meant a burger. Who the hell calls it that?

    [–] Does anyone else get fucking weirded out by civilians wanting to talk to you?? Biff_Tannen82 2 points ago in army

    Like if I’m standing in line at chick fil a and some guy stops eating his meal to come up and start asking me what unit I am in it’s obvious why he’s is asking questions. Sit the fuck down.

    [–] Does anyone else get fucking weirded out by civilians wanting to talk to you?? Biff_Tannen82 3 points ago in army

    It’s worse when it’s fellow service member trying to grill you to see if you’re stealing valor. Get the fuck out of my face.

    [–] Where your PPE, ladies and gentlemen. Biff_Tannen82 24 points ago in Firefighting

    Was putting out a fire in a plumbers van. Got the fire down and stuck my head in the window to see if anyone was inside. Acetylene tank blew in my face. Got a good scare but my PPE did it’s job.

    [–] Guy’s who did something stupid for a girl, what did you do? Biff_Tannen82 1 points ago in AskReddit

    Had the same girlfriend all through middle and high school. We broke up and I decided I had nothing left so I joined the military.

    While away so wrote me telling me she wanted me back and I was the only good thing she had. I worked the system and ended up getting myself separated from the military (wasn’t easy).

    It took a while to get myself out and by the time I got home to her she was already engaged to someone else.

    I ended up getting back in but man was that a dumb decision.

    [–] Phone Plan for Deployment? Biff_Tannen82 2 points ago in nationalguard

    I usually pick up a SIM card for a data plan in whatever country I’m in then use an app to make calls over data.

    [–] Interstate transfer and courtesy drills in new state? Biff_Tannen82 1 points ago in nationalguard

    I’ve seen a few people do ISTs and have to get in a plane for drill for a period. It sucks your recruiter didn’t just have you wait. They did the same to me but for college. I wouldn’t worry about the RSP thing, when I joined RSP didn’t exist and they threw you into basic training right off the street. The others will just be a little more used to getting yelled at. You will be fine.

    [–] Interstate transfer and courtesy drills in new state? Biff_Tannen82 1 points ago in nationalguard

    Unfortunately shit bag recruiters do things like this to make their quotas knowing damned well it’s going to cause problems for you. When they hear any reason for you to wait on enlisting they will do anything to break that barrier and make you one of their numbers. Welcome to the guard.

    [–] How do I find a fireman date? Biff_Tannen82 6 points ago in firefighters

    Set yourself on fire. One is bound to show up.

    [–] TIFU by helping my wife breast-feed our newborn Biff_Tannen82 3 points ago in tifu

    Oh no, desitin will seal the oil in and make it worse. Learned that lesson the hard way with carmex

    [–] Will taking or having a history of taking prescribed anti-depressants or anti-anxiety medication disqualify me from being a firefighter? Biff_Tannen82 3 points ago in firefighters

    Have PTSD and taking two different anti depressants/anxiety meds. Chief calls me "one of the good ones."

    When I go into emergency mode it's like I'm a different person and all my personal issues go away. As long as you're not all dramatic about it you should be fine.