Soldiering in Ireland

Spot the odd one out…

  1. Yesterday, over 30 Irish soldiers reported symptoms of dizziness, nausea, and even vomiting, after consuming over 10 pints of larger, each. They are suing the Irish government for not warning them of the hazards of drinking.
  2. In other news, several soldiers at McKee Barracks in Dublin left the building, crying. One soldier was reportedly very upset at being called a “ninny” by the Sergeant Major and wanted to go home to his mummy.
  3. A soldier in Cathal Brugha Barracks locked himself in the toilets on Tuesday. He was protesting against conditions in the barracks that he described as atrocious. He was being expected to march around and practice shooting all day, when he wanted to develop his knitting skills. When his needles were taken from him, he experienced a panic attack, according to his lawyer.
  4. Finally, 30 soldiers were injured in a pile up on the M50 roadway yesterday, when the three trucks they were in collided with two civilian vehicles. No one in the civilian vehicles was injured however.

It is hard, I know. Actually no. 4 is true, the others are false. You’d hardly have guessed, would you?

http://www.ireland.com/newspaper/breaking/2008/0318/breaking30.html?via=mr

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1 Comment

  1. March 24, 2008 at 11:34 pm

    The first one reminds me of home (America).


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