October 27, 2012

War Stories: FOB Salerno Bazaar

One fine morning (about noon since I worked through the periods of darkness) I was observing our nice easy Sunday schedule, which meant I had one hour of free time before reporting for duty to go to the PX, bazaar, or Green Bean Coffee shop.  I decided to go to the bazaar to have a cup of tea with my favorite local national shop keeper and let him rip me off on some pirate movies.

As I got close to his shop, which was a conex box stuffed full of cheap, Made in Pakistan, items, I noticed a commotion behind the row of shops next to his.  A group of Pashtun local nationals were gathered in a circle taking whacks at something with these long lengths of pipe.  Foolishly, I decided to go see what was going on back there.  I walked into the fracas and noticed they had surrounded a Bengal monitor lizard and were trying to kill it.


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  • LauraKinCA

    @JHR  @StormR  @RichDD  @dickftr  @CJCJ  Muzzles?? Really?? I thought you were going all Lizard Whisperer on us. That seems a bit like a cop out. I can certainly come up with a decorated strap-on to go with the rest of Lizard of Respect's race gear though. NO ONE better notify PETA of any of our goings on. You will have to screen all charity guests thoroughly!

  • JHR

    @LauraKinCA  @StormR  @RichDD  @dickftr  @CJCJ Radar, U missed the boat. Youre the engineer and you are going to design a strap on for the snake eyes. R We Clear?Otherwise PETA will shut us down. May we please have Lizzard Muzzles as well? Biting? Really?

  • LauraKinCA

    @JHR  @StormR  @RichDD  @dickftr  @CJCJ  No dissin' here. Just saying that Lizard of Respect might bite the hand that feeds (or carries) it if you start piercing tender parts. Go Butch with the lizard dress up gear maybe instead?!?

  • JHR

    @LauraKinCA  @StormR  @RichDD  @dickftr@CJCJ   Heh Now, Don't be dissin my Lizzard. Thats the charm. Storm has her  Lizzard with lipstick & tube top & painted nails, etc; I have mine w/snake eyes. Remembe-Brandon said that the SEALs RESPECTED the Snake Eyes. My Lizzard will be a Lizzard of Respect. Don't go dissin dat.

  • LauraKinCA

    @JHR  @StormR  @RichDD  @dickftr  Yeah going full deal snake eyes on your lizard probably won't win you races. Remember, you want them to like you as you run with them in your arms. Angry lizards are much worse than Angry Birds! Stormy's idea of dressing them up might work though :)