Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Number One

The army is central to life in Israel. It's not really surprising considering that males spend three years of their lives on active duty while females spend two. Then there is the endless cycle of reserve duty that keeps the chaps tuned up. So, of course, the military is often a central topic of conversation. Many of Blacksono's friends are in the army and when they get together the talk invariably moves onto army matters.

At squint central the conversations during lunch have become quite repetitive. It has got so bad that we have decide to number the various threads. The army is of course number one. So someone will just say "number one" and all the squints will nod sagely and munch on in silence. I need to teach this to bso and his friends. Just think of the number of words they can save.

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