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#37 - animalsslamina (02/01/2014) [-]
This reminds me of a good mashed potato story. Worth the read.

So when I was a kid, my old man took me to Battle Ship Cove, Massachusetts. Its a massive naval museum, and they offer one of those "day in the life" style tours, where you see what it was like to be a sailor in WWII. You would sleep, eat, and bathe on the USS Massachusetts for a weekend. So, on day one, we unpacked our gear and went down to the mess deck (cafeteria) for dinner. At the very end of the food service window stood a quiet old man looking out over the line of people, arms crossed and motionless, with a sizable ice cream scoop in his hand. As I continued down the line, I saw a tub of vanilla ice cream, and a bunch of plastic bowls around it. Looking up, i met the gaze of this salty old bastard, who I later learned had been an enlisted man in the Navy for the duration of the Vietnam War, and asked him politely for two scoops of ice cream. He paused momentarily, scooped the "ice cream" into one of the bowls, and off I went. I saved the ice cream for last. Looked forward to it all dinner, because I was special. I didn't get the two scoops I asked for, I had gotten a whole goddamn bowl. Everyone else who dared bother him only got one scoop. I took the biggest scoop my spoon could hold and shoved it in my face. Icy vanilla goodness? **** NO. LUKE-WARM MOTHER ******* MASHED POTATO. NO SALT. NO BUTTER. DRY WALL SPACKLE QUALITY MUSH. Soon as I looked up, the ****** was doubled over laughing, and for the rest of the ******* weekend, there was a bowl of ******* mashed potato with the word "vanilla" penned on the side waiting for me. Three meals a ******* day. That smug sonofabitch smiling from ear to ear.
I've since gone on to become an actual sailor, and to this day, cannot look at mashed potatoes the same way.

Just thought I'd share....
User avatar #47 to #37 - threeeighteen (02/01/2014) [-]
Make sure after your service in the 2nd Vietnam War that you do this to some poor kid.
User avatar #44 to #37 - akhar (02/01/2014) [-]
Why does this only have my thumb? This needs more thumbs.
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