Petroglyph: pet·ro·glyph /ˈpetrəˌɡlif/ noun 1. a rock carving, especially a prehistoric one.

Oh, the Nevada Test Site! What an absolutely abysmal, depressing, fruitless, frustrating, exacerbating, painful, deplorable, reprehensible, self-loathing, hateful, disgraceful, shameful, lamentable, disreputable, regrettable, discreditable, grievous, unfortunate, wretched and DISHONORABLE position it is to be working as a Maintenance and Operations (M&O) subcontractor to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) on the Nevada Test Site!

A 1950’s vintage nuclear test conducted at the Nevada Test Site involving U. S. military personnel. This is very likely a test that took place in NTS Area 05 according to my experience there.

That was me. I was all of those abject adjectives listed above for 14 years, from 2001-2015, up until such time that I got fired. Yes fired, as in ‘put all the things from your desk in a box, turn in your meal card and lapel pin’ — FIRED! Reason: trying too hard to not be any of those 20 abject adjectives listed above.