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I'm guessing I best get used to it.

B

Bleeh

Guest
Me: Yeah, so it looks like I'll be joining the RFA.

Them: The R.A.F ?

Me: No, the Royal Fleet auxiliary.

Them: Oh, like the Naval reserves?

Me:, no - you see...
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I've had that part of a conversation at least 4 or 5 times so far, maybe I should carry a FAQ or something.
 

Joycey0014

Badgeman
So your joining the navy then?
No
RFA
Oh. *Blank expression*

Thats how it normally goes for me.

RFA Comms Rating. Start date 20/04/2014
 

Uncle_Albert

War Hero
The typical punter's seafaring knowledge of an island nation massively reliant on reliable merchant shipping is what you'd expect; zero, to within experimental error.
 
Just say you are joining the Merchant Navy. If your "pals" are interested, you can expand on it. If they're not, you'd be wasting your time. Always keep it simple near simple people.
 

Blackrat

War Hero
Moderator
Book Reviewer
I feel your pain. I have much the same reaction when i ask a girl if she's into ATM. It's annoying, but i'm quite well off, what with all the money i've been getting.
 

Bluebird79

Lantern Swinger
A friend of mine has taken to explaining it as 'I work for the MOD doing logistics for the Navy'. He can then expand if needs be.
 
I feel your pain. I have much the same reaction when i ask a girl if she's into ATM. It's annoying, but i'm quite well off, what with all the money i've been getting.

Your dungeon skills are really going down hill! Air Traffic Management?:)


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