help!! telling ur grandparents!

hi all
age old normal problem how do you tell your grandparents that you are joining the royal navy?
one side is ok they, bless them, will forget in a week or two. the otherside well i'm not to sure how to tell them. any suggestions?
thanx
ship_rat
 

janner

MIA
Book Reviewer
You walk in or telephone them and tell them, its the RN for fcuks sake not a leper colony or pox clinic. If they don't like it tough on them its your life
 
Just tell them, if telling your granny you are joining the mob is a problem for you then maybe the sea cadets is the way ahead :wink:
 

Junglie

Badgeman
Try saying:

'Hi Nan and Grandad. Thought i'd let you have the good news that I'm joining the Royal Navy.

See if that works.
 
thanx for the idea's,
i think i will just go to nan and grandads and say i'm joining the royal navy, i think the simplist option is the best.
your right though, i am that is joining not them.
thanx once again
ship_rat
 
:cool: Unless they are CND, Greenpeace, Religious activists or left over hippies from the 60's. Just tell them cos they are from the last generation that thoght the Armed Forces were a good idea and gave unconditional support so you should get many Gold Stars not opposition.

Nutty :cool:
 
But Nutty, these old folks could well be the same age as us, and remember we were in the minority, most of our mates were hippies etc
 
I had a similar sort of worry. To my mother, i said i was sort of in selection for an engineering job. She was pleased and asked where. Said the RN and she was shocked but pleased. It's not easy to get the conversation rolling, but you'll feel better for it in the end.
 

dondon

MIA
I told them after I'd been to Gunner House in Newcastle , I was only 15 but they were ok about it , needed there signatures anyway in the end , just tell them mate , they will be ok ,
 
Maxi_77 said:
But Nutty, these old folks could well be the same age as us, and remember we were in the minority, most of our mates were hippies etc
Surely Not Peter, I don't even have grandchilden let alone one old enough to join the Mob.


Nutty
 
Nutty said:
Maxi_77 said:
But Nutty, these old folks could well be the same age as us, and remember we were in the minority, most of our mates were hippies etc
Surely Not Peter, I don't even have grandchilden let alone one old enough to join the Mob.


Nutty
My oldest is 39 so if he had got going earlier could have had a child old enough to join up and my wife has a grandaughter who will be old enough to join in under 2 years.
 

slim

War Hero
Maxi_77 said:
But Nutty, these old folks could well be the same age as us, and remember we were in the minority, most of our mates were hippies etc
I wanted to be a hippy but the joss kept picking me up for a haircut and shave.
 
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