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A Few Good ETs

Son, we live in a world that needs electronic gear, and that gear needs to be maintained by technicians in Radio and CIC. Who's going to do it, you?

I have a greater responsibility than you can possibly fathom. You demand the internet and a perfect picture on your little console. You curse the ET's despite our swift response to trouble calls. You have the luxury of ignorance and not knowing what I know.

Being technically challenged, while tragic, is probably the result of a low IQ and a dismal ASVAB score; and my existence, while lacking the appropriate respect I deserve and beyond your comprehension, keeps Sailors like you surfing the web and on a safely navigating ship!

You don't want the truth because deep down in places you don't talk about, you WANT me in those air conditioned spaces you NEED me in those conditioned spaces!

We use terms like O-scope, VSWR, and Schematics. We use these words as the backbone of a life spent doing PMS and troubleshooting! I have neither the time, nor the inclination to explain myself to a person who writes and calls home on the email and POTS lines I provide, AND THEN BITCHES & QUESTIONS THE MANNER IN WHICH I PROVIDE IT! I would rather you just said thank you and went on your way; otherwise I suggest you pick up a Fluke and some Schematics!

Either way, I don't give a DAMN what you think you are entitled to!!

Thanks to shipmate T.C. Lamson, RM3 68-70