Submariner [was "thousand-yard stare"] (UNCLASSIFIED)

Mark Mandel thnidu at GMAIL.COM
Mon Aug 2 00:38:18 UTC 2010

I have a pair of Dockers brand pants, less than a year old, that have "ONE
LEG AT A TIME" printed in red letters an inch high on the inside of the
waistband, right front.

m a m

On Tue, Jul 27, 2010 at 3:59 PM, Dave Wilton <dave at> wrote:

> I remember a manual for US Army chemical officers (officers, not enlisted)
> that detailed all the tasks that a chemical officer needed to know. The one
> for donning chemical protective gear included instructions such as "put on
> pants one leg at a time, fly facing front." The only non-intuitive step in
> the task that actually required some instruction was lacing the chemical
> protective overboots--which were not like standard boots--and the
> instruction for that was simply "lace boots."
> I'm convinced it was written by a captain who had been passed over for
> promotion and was exacting a bit of revenge.

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