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Sumo

War Hero
Do you have an emergency contact number for his training staff, give it a call. If he passed and as access to a phone someone will give him a polite reminder to call home. If all is OK and he has no phone someone will be able to put you out of your misery, is he under 18yrs?

And obviously no one will take the mick about mum calling?


Sky Sorts Mobile? He has time for that?
 

WreckerL

War Hero
Super Moderator
As for when he needs something then yes I've had two texts previously when his sky sports mobile didn't work lol

As he's under 18, ring his DO, it's what they're there for. When I was a DO for Phase 2's I lost count of how many anxious Mum's rang me because they'd had no contact from their little cherubs :)
 

Sumo

War Hero
Sound clip around the ear, with a warning to communicate good news as well as bad, He is not too big. My wife will give mine a good telling off or clip around the ear when required, my youngest is 30yrs, and boy do they look sheepish when they no mother has spoken.
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
Moderator
Good news, that's the main thing.

This sort of thing happens weekly unfortunately. Young lads only like to tell Mum how difficult stuff is, they virtually never think to communicate when things are going OK.
 

Sumo

War Hero
Good news, that's the main thing.

This sort of thing happens weekly unfortunately. Young lads only like to tell Mum how difficult stuff is, they virtually never think to communicate when things are going OK.
NJ

Not always the case I had an habit of calling home to tell them how much of a good time I was having, usually just after I have been kicked out of a night club, they were not always pleased to hear from me? I have no idea why?
 

slim

War Hero
Well thanks for everyone's replies. I'm sure I'll be worrying about something else soon. Roll on Friday next week when I'm hoping all the stress of phase 1 is over!
Now who knows about phase 2? :)

Well you will soon;)
 

Jay Jay 11

Badgeman
Contact in phase 2 is even worse.....and that's not because they can't call it's because they don't have time its normally because they are socialising or shopping ( if in Gosport). Glad it's all worked out for him just the last two weeks to get past


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Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
Moderator
Contact in phase 2 is even worse.....and that's not because they can't call it's because they don't have time its normally because they are socialising or shopping
It depends how much contact the individual expects.

Once your little cherub leaves home & forges their own lifestyle, their idea of regular contact may not necessarily align with their family's expectations.

Daily contact with a partner and weekly with the family is about "normal" on average.
 

WreckerL

War Hero
Super Moderator
I wouldn't worry about the no contact thing. One boat I was on, being a single man at the time,, we came alongside and I had a maily, inside was a piece a blank paper, a pencil and a stamped self addressed envelope addressed to my Mum, nothing else.

I took the hint and phoned home, turned out it had been about 4 months since she'd heard from me.

Time flies when you're enjoying yourself (that didn't go down well as an excuse, neither did the grip full of dirty kit I took home when I eventually made the effort :D)
 

Polto

War Hero
He passed Tfft. I was getting quite beside myself for a moment then...phew! *Cracks open tinny to celebrate*
 

janner

MIA
Book Reviewer
It'll get worse Zeb, when I was 17 I did a 12 month deployment to the West Indies, when I got back Mum showed me the 12 picture postcards I'd sent Her, on the back "Its very nice here." or something similar, never more than about 6 words. I found the cards in her house years later when she passed, so they must have meant something, I felt just a little bit guilty.

Mind you we didn't have email and mobiles in the '60's.
 

Sumo

War Hero
Aaw that's quite sad Janner. Bet she cherished every one :(

Did laugh at the title on my email - HELP
See he now needs something he cannot afford an IPhone, so he has contacted you.
One of my ship mates had spent so much time having fun when he finally went home his parents had moved, not leaving him a forward address, he had to visit his sister to find them, he needed somewhere to sleep on leave, he got the hint communication is a 2 way thing. Eventually your son will find a partner and you will slide even further down the priority list for first call, just his own passage in life.
 

exJenny

War Hero
Moderator
Book Reviewer
My 5 year old has told me that he doesn't know my phone number but it's ok as we can Skype when I'm away.
 
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