I got the strangest call tonight. The U.S. Army, or at least someone supposedly representing them called and asked if I had thought about rejoining the Army. At first I thought they had some how mistaken me for my daughter or were asking my permission to allow her to join since she is a HS
senior, National Honor Student, they have have been after her every day for the past year. But no she said she wanted to talk to me, James, about rejoining the Army. I asked her if she had any idea of how old I was and she hit the nail on the head, she also had my entire military record, awards, schools, assignments, all right in front of her because she read them off and didn't miss a beat. Even the dates were correct. So when I told her I'd be to easy of a target....Abdul you get the old fat slow one in the rear....she explained that they weren't looking to use me overseas but stateside as a trainer. Has anyone else gotten a call like this? Are they actually looking for people like that? Seems awfully strange to me, that after 30 years they'd need me. If it is true, what's the pay like? Is it same as what the soldiers are getting or a different pay grade? Are you actually in the Army or just a civilian contractor able to leave when you want too? Got to tell you I was pretty shocked. They must be down to the last pile before they start contacting people who are still incarcerated somewhere. I've always said if they really need me I'd do my part but it just seems strange is all. Was it a hoax?
Warm winds blowing, heating blue skies, and a road that goes forever. I'm going to Texas!