Monday, July 20, 2009

Beyond Frustrated..

Aaron's platoon got a weekend pass for Saturday and Sunday, and were able to actually go off post for a while. Unfortunately four of his fellow soldiers were complete morons and thought that it was a good idea to drink in public. As if that wasn't bad enough, they got the cops called on them. Did I mention they're underage? Yea. AND they're still in training.

Instead of his sergeant punishing those four guys, the WHOLE platoon got punished.
No more weekend passes the rest of the time they are in training.
When Aaron told me this last night, I blew it off. No big deal, they only have a little more than two weeks left anyways.

Then he calls me today, and says he won't be able to call me the rest of the time that he is in Oklahoma AND he can't get online anymore, either.
Apparently his sergeant thought the punishment from the night before wasn't harsh enough, so he took away all electronics. [cell phones, computers, psp's, mp3 players...]

So, for the next 18 days, I do not get to talk to Aaron. I am just hoping and praying that his sergeant's heart softens over the next week, and that by the weekend he will be able to call, because this is seriously going to suck.

Please keep your fingers crossed for us!


Mr O said...

wow. Lame on so many fronts. Good luck to the heart softening thing though

Emma Hughes said...

aw no!! I cant even imagine how hard this will be... the only positive spin i can offer is... just imagine how exciting your next phonecall in a couple of weeks will be!! it will be wonderful!

silly seargent. hope he changes his mind!

Bluebelle said...

Oh that sucks. That's really harsh, I hope he reconsiders for you!

Jeanette said...

That is no good! Good luck!

the girl with the pink teacup said...

Lovely Jamie, I am so sorry for getting to this one so late. Hope that you and Aaron survive this seriously crappy punishment time OK! It seems a bit over-the-top to punish everyone in the platoon for the mistake of a few silly people, but I'll bet that first phone call when you're finally able to talk to one another is going to be one of the best you've ever had!