Discussion in 'Merchant Marine Academy - USMMA' started by guidosfans, Jul 25, 2010.
When can we expect the next phone call?
I asked my DS and he told me next Sunday
Is anyone else still waiting for a phone call. My son is in 4th company and we have not gotten one today.
My DS said that next Sunday they can call and maybe for 10 minutes this time.
Does anyone know when they'll be able to make more than one phone call?
LImomof2: Awwwww. MY DS is in 4th co (just back from sea). However, *I* remember his Indoc, and waiting ALL day for the call that never came.
These kids are being shaped... and part of the lesson is underscoring that phone communications are a privilege (earned), not a RIGHT. We were wayy bummed, but he's survived, and 4th company is just a great team.
PS. When they get their computer, email will make things a lot easier.... although, YOU need to continue to MAIL things... These kids LOVE it when they go to their post box and SOMETHING/ANYTHING is in it.
PPS. Although TONS of people use it, IM/SKYPE/etc can be REAL 'time wasters'. 15 minutes of clock time can zip past, in what could have been a 2 minute phone conversation.
The BIGGEST lesson for them to learn is TIME MANAGEMENT. It is REALLY hard, if not impossible, to 'catch back up'.
Thank you Zonker. I did finally get a call last night at 10:30PM and it turns out my DS has been moved to 5th company. Apparently his dorm does not have a/c so I guess you do have to roll with the punches. Are there plans for the final dorms to get a/c?
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