Really?!?! people get hurt BOXING?!?!(isn't that the point?)

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by seismic wonder2, Dec 17, 2009.

  1. seismic wonder2

    seismic wonder2 I got mad ninja skills

    Feb 3, 2007
    san diego ca

    I'm so frustrated. People are stupid and we let them live.

    My basic plan this morning was to get up a little early, drive to the naval base, go to the Gym and get in a little time boxing on the heavy bag.
    It started OK because I only live 9.5 minutes away and at 0500 there were NO cars on the freeway.

    The Coronado bridge was backed up FULL SPAN onto the freeway. (Gee, I found the cars...) Unless I wanted to drive almost 30 miles out of my way it's my only access.

    I FINALLY get near the base and the stupid guard gate that is only 200 feet from the gym is closed for the holidays. yipee.
    Now I have to get in line with all the other boneheads that didn't get the memo about the gate closure, (put it in park, turned it off, turned off my lights, tried to meditate on NOT killing the moron behind me with his birght lights on)

    After about 9 minutes the goob that's directing traffic finally lets us get a turn at getting in the gate and (naturally) I am behind the guy that has NEVER been on the base before and has to ask for written directions to somewhere. [​IMG]

    I finally get through the gate make a quick right and make a "B" line for the gym and what do I find....NO PARKING signs EVERYWHERE! they are doing road construction and all but a few parking spots (that are taken by the way) are filled with road equipment....

    OK then, there are three other gyms on Coronado, No problem...........Now I'm driving all over the base trying to find a gym with a heavy bag in morning rush hour traffic....

    "Slight problem. " I find out that the other gyms don't have a punching bag. I asked a lady at the front desk why there's only one punching bag on base. It seems that Morale Welfare and Recreation (MWR) in their infinate wisdom removed all the punching bags except one. Why????? "BECAUSE PEOPLE HIT THEM..." [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    "Isn't that the point?!?!" I asked... She said, "people hit them and they hit each other, either way, somebody geths hurt."


    "It's too violent for the Navy to encourage." She said...

    "Lady, for the last three years I've tried out for the Navy Boxing Team, Don't give me that Jazz, It's been a long day and it's only 0630"

    She replied "We have a Boxing Team?"

    I should have joined the air force.

  2. sfw2

    sfw2 Global Menace

    Can you transfer to Norfolk? We East Coasters will happily let you beat the [email protected] out of anything you like. Not as touchy-feeling as Californians! LOL.

  3. Lunachick

    Lunachick Chicken Slave

    Mar 19, 2007
    Brick, NJ

    After a day like that, I would consider buying my own punching bag! Do you have room for one? This world is getting strange.......
  4. saddina

    saddina Internally Deranged

    May 2, 2009
    Desert, CA

    That's the only useful thing I got man.

  5. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

    Oct 13, 2007
    Look on the bright side, you didn't have to drive through SNOW to get there! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] (ask if they took all the guns away as well, cause people shoot each other you know! !! )
  6. Wildsky

    Wildsky Wild Egg!

    Oct 13, 2007
    Quote:great idea, my hubby has one in the basement - I'm not sure how much the heavy bag was but the stand for it was around $150.
  7. Cara

    Cara Songster

    Aug 30, 2007
    Maybe they should ban the Navy itself, people get hurt [​IMG]

  8. seismic wonder2

    seismic wonder2 I got mad ninja skills

    Feb 3, 2007
    san diego ca
    Top it off, I was told I had to drive to Naval Medical Center Balboa to get the stupid H1N1 shot (that I DON"T need) which is about 8 miles away.
    We have a perfectly good medical center RIGHT HERE ON BASE!!!

    So Naturally I asked the completely stupid, idiotic and rediculous question..."Why do I have to drive 8 miles to a hospital where I will then have to drive around for an hour to find a parking spot, then stand in line for another two hours to get a shot that I don't need and that will not protect me from getting the swine flu in the first place when I have a medical center WITH THE VACCINE AVAILABLE right here on base within walking distance???"

    Here's the answer..." The vaccinations we have here are for navy dependants (wife, children, etc...) and for people who are at risk for getting H1N1. You are not allowed to get the shot here you have to go to Balboa. "

    I'm thinking WHAT???? Are You Freekin Kidding Me???

    So I said, "Well that's great! If it's only for dependents and PEOPLE AT RISK, and I'M NOT ALLOWED TO GET VACCINATED HERE, then I must NOT be at risk and therefore do not need to be vaccinated at all. THanks for clearing that up for me have a nice life." and I left.

    About an hour after that I got a call from my Commanding Officer in so many words ordering me to go get the shot. It took me three hours. On the way back I stopped in at the medical center on base...not a single person in line for the shot.
    What a waste of perfectly good breathable air.
    Naval Intellegence.....Forget it all, I'm going home. I feel a fever coming on from my all important H1N1 Vaccination...It may last until next Wednesday.
  9. Boyd

    Boyd Recipient of The Biff Twang

    Mar 14, 2009
    Its folks like that who don't allow the Gate Guards and some MP's to carry clips loaded in their sidearms. They might have to shoot their gun, and of course shooting somebody hurts them, so that's not a good thing that they encourage.


  10. karl lutz

    karl lutz Songster

    Jul 22, 2009
    What ever happened to smokers on west pac? I thought anybody could challenge anybody and the navy allowed that. Now is the whole branch filled with twidgets and wogs?

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