I spent 5 years on the USS Dallas SSN 700 (a submarine.)
5 worst years of my life. I should have just gone to college and got student loans instead. It definitely was not worth it. It was like doing a prison sentence, but going 45 days straight without seeing sunlight. The [filtered] sucked... All I got out of it was knowledge on how to fix machinery that I have no plans on touching ever again unless for some weird and funky reason I'm back on a boat. Oh, and I learned how to be a janitor. A professional Janitor who knows how to fix things machines. I was trained for leadership, and learned how to mop floors.
Now, I'm going to school for Psychology and aiming for my Masters. Really, it was a giant waste of time and I should have just gone to a university instead.
The only positive things I can think of which came out out of my service is:
1.) My ability to yell at people during a time of crisis. If someone is bloody, I can yell at by standers and get them to do something.
2.) I can fix toilets when my poop is too large to go down the drain.
3.) I learned not to spend all my paychecks on alcohol and drugs, but to save some for food because there is no free cafeteria in "the real world"...
At least I don't have PTSD. I suppose that is something I got lucky with. There isn't any action inside a submarine outside of the drills and daily pranks.
Submariner checking in.
Edited by: CommunityScabies
over 1 year ago
- Reason: I spell rel gud.