November 01, 2006

Army Recruiters

I am in a bad mood. I'm sorry blog readers, you don't have to read this if you don't want, this is simply a vent.

Today in Microelectronics we had a "guest speaker" that was going to talk to us about "cool electronics opportunities in the military". It turned into an hour long intelligence deficient, grammatical, 4-wheel drive nightmare. The guest speaker was a Sgt. Wardle, the local recruiter for the army. Here's the problem I have with this. I don't want to be in the army, I want to learn microelectronics. Why was a forced to listen to an hour long commercial for a government program that I don't want to participate in, instead of learning a skill that a) I signed up for, and b) will actually benefit me in the future. I don't care about this stupid guy's new car that he bought with his limited military income, I don't care about his drag racing exploits, I don't want to visit his mySpace, and why in god's name did he say "You know, as long as you're careful, you can drink before you're 21 and the army won't care"? Why was I subjected to this?


There is a little test called the ASVAB. Basic, easy questions, I aced it, got a 96 out of 99. You need a 36 to get into the military. Our recruiter got a 27 the first time he took it. When he was in his 20's. Why am I forced to listen to his ramblings. Oh, just remembered something exciting that made me want to lunge at his face and rip it off! Guess where he went to college? ITT Tech!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! GGGGGGGGGRRRRRRRRRRSAGIEORIULGEG! He even freaking dropped freaking out freaking! How dumb do you have to be to drop out of ITT Tech? Oh, he did eventually pass the ASVAB, he got a 37 his second time taking it. Would you like to see some types of questions on this test? These are straight off the ASVAB website.


So, basically, this put me in a bad mood for the rest of the day. I'm sorry, I don't like listening to commercials given by stupid car buffs with a 60 IQ. He did make sure to give away free lanyards and pens though, which I did steal from people that really wanted them so as to save them from a horrible fate.
Army recruiters suck, my two cents.