I'm guessing I best get used to it.

Discussion in 'RFA' started by Bleeh, Nov 7, 2013.

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  1. 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...

    I've had that part of a conversation at least 4 or 5 times so far, maybe I should carry a FAQ or something.
  2. Ageing_Gracefully

    Ageing_Gracefully War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    What are you joining the RAF for?
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  3. exJenny

    exJenny War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    Royal Auxiliary Air Farce?

    Just the thoughts of a blonde ex wren.
  4. one of the few.png .........:rofl:
  5. It's an interesting conversation to have with someone
  6. So your joining the navy then?
    Oh. *Blank expression*

    Thats how it normally goes for me.

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  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. Even that is not as widely understood as you might hope. I blame King George.
  10. Blackrat

    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.
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  11. 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.
  12. exJenny

    exJenny War Hero Moderator Book Reviewer

    It's like the navy... But better.

    Just the thoughts of a blonde ex wren
  13. Your dungeon skills are really going down hill! Air Traffic Management?:)

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