I work in the world’s largest low rise office building. Despite the important mission of the Department of Defense, I see some pretty hilarious stuff. Due to the security rules of the Pentagon, I can’t post pictures, but I can describe what I have witnessed.
Friends from Facebook will recognize some of these I’ve posted there before. In my opinion they get funnier with age.
People of the Pentagon – Not dressing out for PE.
Remember in Physical Ed class if you didn’t dress out for class you didn’t get credit?
I keep seeing my Army brethren working out in their ACUs (cammies) instead of putting on some workout gear like the rest of us. Now I get it, in the field, it is a great stress relief to do a quick couple sets, but since your PAC membership comes with free towels and soap, do us all a favor and dress out for PT. Your office mates will appreciate your lack of fragrance. Are you guys HUA(ing) what I’m saying?
People of the Pentagon, Parking edition. North parking at the Pentagon consists of a very small amount of general parking spots folks fairly close to the building and a ton of spots significantly further away over the I395 bridge. If you’ve got the time to idle your car every morning waiting for a spot to open up close in, BUSYMAN might not be the best vanity plate for you.
(Posted April 1st)
They have closed off an area of a common area in the Pentagon on my floor to replace lighting or some such nonsense. Semi-permanent walls with construction tape all around.
Made up some official looking signs letting folks know it’s going to be a To-Go version of Buffalo Wild Wings!
Now we wait…
People of the Pentagon high winds, poor hygiene, poor judgement, multi-tasking edition. Today’s top wind speed outside the Pentagon was measured at “Porta-John blown over” speed. On the lack of hygiene/judgement front I saw a gent urinating and brushing his teeth at the same time (not in the sideways porta-potty). I am ashamed to say it was a Naval Aviator. I cling desperately to the hope that he was an F-18 pilot…
People of the Pentagon: Callsign edition!
For aviators, callsigns are cool! The “Remove Before Flight” ribbon with your call sign embroidered on it looks sharp hanging from your backpack. The overall effect is dimmed a bit by the lunchbox attached to your backpack that is also embroidered with your callsign…9 year olds with their name embroidered on their lunch box are cool, Air Force fliers, not so much “Spanky”.
Todays Person of the Pentagon:
I rode my Harley in and parked across from an Air Force LtCol (in uniform) getting off his white Vespa. Then he pulled out a spray bottle to fix his helmet hair…
Back by popular demand: People of the Pentagon – Parking Lot edition!!
Today I was 4 cars behind a lady in a Suburban “trying” to back into a spot. This would have been fine except it took her 4 trips back and forth from Drive to Reverse to accomplish this goal.
In her defense, she accomplished this feat with a cell phone to her ear and with the added flair of a spoon in her mouth (didn’t appear to be a silver spoon).
Today’s People of the Pentagon is Pentagon Athletic Center focused:
1. Soldiers too lazy to put on PT gear, PTing in their cammys.
2: Folks who run outside and then continue their run inside all the way to the locker-room.
3. Stretching in the locker-room…naked.
and lastly and related an important gym rule – The Naked Man Always has right of way…Always!!
I work in the Pentagon. The building that represents the most powerful military in the history of the world. Billions of dollars spent on the most advanced weapon systems ever conceived. On my way out tonight, 5 workers were chasing 3 sparrows with butterfly nets.
Badminton is the official “sport” of the United States Air Force. I have seen several AF officers in the Pentagon with specially designed gym bags for their badminton rackets. I am not making this up.This entry was posted in Uncategorized by Rich