Phone call from Plebe!!!!

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  1. Hopeful2013

    Hopeful2013 Member

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    Well, it was 8:00 AM our time (Hawaii) and the phone call we have been anticipating came. Our daughter said things are going well. She said that it is 75% good and 25 % bad and overall she is sure this is the right place for her. How about everyone else? :rolleyes:
     
  2. USNA'02

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    Glad to hear your first phone call was a good one and you were home! I always talked to the darn answering machine for the phone call and when I was a plebe we called from pay phones not our personal cell phones (not like my parents let me have one anyway, but still would have been nice). Again, glad your daughter is enjoying plebe summer as much as a plebe can and she feels that she had made the right choice, that's always important.
     
  3. GoNavyMom

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    Hi,

    I also .rReceived a call from my daughter. She is also fine and feeling she is in the right place.

    What a relief. So far, so good.

    GoNavyMom
     
  4. AF6872

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    75/25 isn't bad. The 25 goes away and the 75 stays in memory.:thumb:
     
  5. jennyp

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    Same for us. Son reports mostly "great" only a little bad. Said his co had one gal who wanted to quit. After she talked to chaplains and Supe, she realized she was just homesick and had always wanted to be at USNA. He said he is catching some flak for not being able to keep his "bearings". In other words' he can't keep a straight face! He also said the only time he wondered what he was getting into was as he marched into Bancroft after meeting with us on Stribling walk. He sounded great, happy. So far, so good!
     
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    Ha Ha. My son has a really funny squad leader who makes him laugh too. I think they plant one in each company to teach them how to control their emotions. I found a picture online of my son with a smile on his face... he said he got in trouble for that. So when his squad leader told him to "lock it up" my son said, "Sir, I can't Sir, you're too funny sir". He is loving it there. Whew! What a relief.
     
  7. Capt MJ

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    Glad to see phone calls are working out and family getting a sense of the State of the Plebe. Believe for the first time this year, instead of the crash 10 minute time period, the kindler gentler USNA gave 2013 30 minutes to call whoever they wanted. I hoped no plebe called the BF/GF for 28 minutes, lost track of time with only a minute for parents...

    Some funny-but-sad tales coming out of the Hall. An escapee to DC by taxi...someone asking a detailer for internet access because he was going to miss Wimbledon... the usual trials and tribulations of plebe summer. Chitchat about staggering number of "wimp chits" this year, plebes trying to get out of physical activity.
     
  8. marvin7794

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    Summer of 2007 some enterprising 4/c escaped the friendly confines during sports period, took a stash of civvies and cash his varsity sports team had locked away for him and hopped a bus home to NC. There are easier ways to escape. "Wimp chit" is not a part of the USNA vernacular. We used to refer to the chit owner as a "chit surfer." They were not viewed in a positive light if it was obvious that the chit was just a crutch to be lazy. As far as controlling your emotions, I had several cry for varying reasons. One almost urinated on me while I was attempting to do a crossword puzzle. Your children are going through an amazing experience, though. It is funny, sad, transformational and definitely unforgettable. Best of luck to them.
     
  9. Capt MJ

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    Good point by marvin -- my intel on the wimp chits came from the officer community there, using a more Fleet-based tern. Chit-surfer/surfing is definitely Brigade-unique jargon, though it has probably traveled with alumni and gotten into the Fleet as well. That was some of the fun of duty at USNA, discovering terms and usage unique to the Yard.
     
  10. MattsMom2013

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    Glad to hear your daughter and most everyone else is doing well. My son called his girlfriend (mom is ok with that!!) and things are going well with him also! He is saving the last call for me for the list of things for parents weekend! Can't wait! Thrilled in Illinois!
     

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