This REALLY applies to us Air Force folks. lol If you've ever gotten it or heard it before, please accept my apologies.
You've ever said, "Oh yes sir, it's supposed to look like that."
You know what JP4/5 tastes like.(Yep, and hydraulic fluid)
You've ever used a piece of safety wire as a toothpick.(been there, done it)
You've ever had to say, "My boots are still black!"
You believe the aircraft has a soul.(You mean it doesn't?)
You talk to the aircraft. (Who doesn't?)
You know more about you coworkers than you do about your own family.
You can't figure out why Maintanance Officers exist.
You ever wished a pilot would stop complaining and just say, "Great aircraft."(Tell me about it)
You take it as a badge of honor to be called a "Det Hound."
You can't understand why anyone wouldn't want to be a maintainer.
You think anyone who isn't a maintainer is a wimp.
You wondered where the keep the idiots that keep making up stupid rules.
You have ever jumped inside an intake to get out of the rain.
You consider TDY a paid vacation. (Oh yea!)
Little yellow earplugs litter your entire house.(Always picking them up)
Your spouse refuses to watch aviation shows or attend air shows with you.
You have ever looks for "your" jet in aviation books and magazines.(Found her a couple times)
You can sleep anywhere, anytime. But as soon as the engines shut down, your wide awake.
Almost everyone thinks that all you do is wave your arms in the air.(They live sheltered lives)
You have ever used wheel chock or tow bar for a pillow.
You have ever used a pair of Dykes to trim a fingernail.(hey, whatever works)
You have ever wiped leaks right before the crew shows.(what he don't know won't hurt)
You have ever worn someone else's hat just to go to chow.(it really looks funny, little had on a big head)
You have ever used the "Pull Chocks" signal to tell your buddies its time to leave.(Its basically a universal symbol)
You know in your heart that your jet is female.
You refer to QA
as "the enemy."(Well, they are!)
You have ever bled hydrailic fluid into a Gatorade bottle becuase you are too lazy to get the bucket and the Hazmat keys.
You hate Ops, Maintanance Control, QA
, and cops.
You enjoy drinking beer and watching the squadron next door pull an engine.(They did it to me last week)
You've ever had to work weekend duty on a jet that isn't flying until Monday.
You can't remember half your coworkers real names, only nicknames.
You fix $30 million dollar airplanes, but can't figure out what's wrong with your $150 lawnmower.(or the VCR)
Your toolbox at home has wheels and foam cutouts, just like the ones at work.(evil grin, I wonder why)
And finally, You know the international marshalling sign for "Pull your head out of your ass."
I don't have a microwave, but I do have a clock that occasionally cooks shit.