In know many bad words, much to my mother's dismay, and most of them are of the four letter variety except for INSURV.
I wasn't sure if I wanted this to be a rant or a bit on the educational side.
So, I've decided to do a bit of both.
So I'll put it in VERY simplistic terms. Think of it as end of the year exams. I know I'm over simplifying it, but it's the best way I can think to explain it. The ship goes through all of these inspections to make sure it passes some set standards.
I can hear you now. What's wrong with making sure the ship is running as it should? What makes this a bad word?
In theory? Nothing is wrong with it. In fact, I'm sure it's a good thing.
In reality, the crew of said ship tends to go through a lot of work and stress. They work L-O-N-G hours.
So, what makes this a bad word? If you ever ask a Navy wife what her spouses ship is doing and she says INSURV the entire group will groan in understanding. It means late nights, long hours and a stressed out and grumpy hubby. And in some cases it means your spouse will work on Saturdays. Possibly even Sundays. So possibly you won't even get to have a day with them.
Why is this so awful to me? Did you not read the above? I rarely get to see my sweetie. He's gone before sun up and home way after sun down. I joke with him that he doesn't know what the sun looks like any more. He's stressed, as is everyone on the ship.
I'm not complaining though, I promise. Just thought to educate (very slightly) anyone who was interested in what INSURV was like and what it was kind of like for the families.
However, I think it has taught me a great deal about patience. My hubby has WAY more than me. :-)
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