Wednesday, January 25, 2006
Imagine sleeping so soundly in your nice warm beds... Now imagine being awakened at 4 a.m. by shouts of" wake up ." " Everyone get up! " There would be loud banging on your door, disturbing you from la la land. Would you be frightened? I know I would be ! My heart would be pounding out of my chest. This is what happened at depot the other night. Yes it was 4:oo a.m. All cadets were sound out sleeping, when they had a surprise inspection. Can you imagine? Middle of the night no less. It's scary enough during the day time, never mind when your sound out dreaming of graduation and getting out of the place. I imagine some of the cadets were about to wet their pants, or beds. Drill seargents were every where. All were yelling. " Get up cadet, out of bed" Oh my Gosh! I would surely be having an angina attack! The purpose of the inspection was to see if the troops were " breaking their sheets". That's what it's called. They came to inspect if the cadets were actually sleeping in their beds. You see , every morning they have to make the beds perfect.
They have to iron the top sheet folded over the top of the blanket with an RCMP hat place neatly on the pillow. Well cadets get lazy and don't actually sleep in the sheets. They sometimes get a sleeping bag and sleep on top of the bed, without disturbing the sheets. Some cadets were caught sleeping on couches in the lounges. Another cadet was pulled off of his nice comfy air mattress on the floor . He would blow it up every night just so he wouldn't have to make his bed in the morning. Sounds like more work to me. The rules are they have to sleep in the sheets and make their beds every morning. Can you believe how lazy that is. Needless to say there was lots of punishment handed out on this night. Come on cadets , you lazy little puppies you. Rules are rules. You need to follow all the rules if you want to be a cop. After all we trust you with guns. So get with the program!