Your senior Lance Corporals are great training resources. They might seem like assholes, and they probably are, but they ultimately have your best interests in mind and give you advice for the better good. Well, that’s the intent at least, sometimes the advice is just a little ridiculous. This actually happened to me (the earplugs, not the showers) during my first work up. As a result, I now have the gift of tinnitus in my left ear, which flares up at random times. Permanent hearing damage aside, it’s important to remember that while yes, some things cannot be avoided in a real combat situation, you should always protect yourself during training whenever possible.
There’s no reason to lose your hearing over some green ivan targets.
A rather late update today, to which I am sorry about. As I’m sure most of you reading this are aware, my White Donkey Kickstarter campaign was a glorious success, and as such I’ve come into quite a bit of money that needs proper managing. This is actually quite complex, financially, so I’m doing everything I can to be smart about it–which generally means me running around and making a lot of phone calls, etc. I’ve also just had some slight medical issues over the last couple of days, but nothing serious.
I want to thank everyone who contributed to the Kickstarter’s success. You, nearly 3,000 of you, are incredibly awesome. Of course, even if you didn’t pledge to the book, just spreading the word is of course a huge help. I’m excited to sit down and work on The White Donkey to its end, but unfortunately there’s rewards and other things I need to tackle before that can actually happen. Either way, this money is allowing me to stay independent and work on projects that I want to work on; it’s an amazing feeling and I have you all to thank for that.
So thank you, everyone.