Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Classic Moments in Soldiering: Demolition Detail

There are few things soldiers do better or enjoy more than breaking things. So yesterday, when six of us were selected for an unspecified detail at an obscure warehouse on the far side of the post, we were pleased to find that our task for the day was the destruction and disposal of several dozen pieces of 'unserviceable' barracks furniture. Well, technically our job was just to throw them away, but they had to be broken down in order to fit them all in the Dumpster. Several hours of delighted smashing ensued. Good times were had by all. And somewhat miraculously, nobody was hurt, probably because we went through a good half-dozen destruction methods as each was vetoed by the detail sergeant for safety concerns. So in the future, if you ever need some major demolition done for a renovation or whatnot, remember that any soldiers you might know would probably be happy to do the job for free, or at most for pizza and beer.

Photos and video forthcoming.

2 comments:

elephantschild said...

Love it.

Just think of all the landfill space you saved by pre-digesting that furniture.

Evan said...

Yeah, our motivation was definitely to protect the environment. Yepps. Definitely made sure we took all the fluorescent bulbs out and took them over to the hazardous waste disposal center. Mmm-hum.