My friend Autumn was venting a little the other day about some of the negative things about living on base, like not being able to have a clothes line.
The next day I was outside cheerfully hanging two whole loads (minus socks, which go in the dryer, and underwear, which are hung inside to dry) on the fabulously huge line I have in my backyard.
But as I hung out the clothes I was reminded of my own military complaint, and felt the need to vent just a little myself.
Who came up with the bright idea to have light tan colored t-shirts under the new AF camo? I would like to suggest that it was not a "grease monkey", nor someone married to one, who thus has to deal with their laundry. Because yes, that shirt is already clean. Sad, sad times...
I don't have any real complaints against the uniform itself. At least it doesn't have to be starched and ironed, like the old one. However, light tan does not mesh well with black oil, hydro fluid, and about a million other nasty things (including Georgia RED CLAY) that get smeared onto a "grease monkey's" uniform every single night out on the flight line.
(Look at the back of his shirt. How does he manage that?)
Can't be bleached - Drying out on the line, with the sun's beautiful rays doesn't seem to help.
Even my homemade, all natural Borax detergent hasn't beat the grease. (and trust me, ALL wasn't doing a thing)
I give up.
I am pretty sure they will change the uniform eventually anyway. Until then, he just wears stained ones for as long as he can get away with it, then we buy new ones.
At least we always have plenty of old t-shirts in the rag pile!