"Hurry Up and Wait", in a nutshell
Published on May 24, 2006 By stutefish In Just Hanging Out
From the point of view of the Grunt and the Civilian:

"Frikkin' frackin' Uncle Sam can't figure out if he's coming or going, left hand doesn't know what the right hand is doing. Situation normal, all fucked up. Maybe I can catch a few Zs before they send me nowhere at high speed again, just so I can do nothing when I get there."

From the point of view of the Junior Officer:

SENIOR OFFICER: Get there, and get there now!

JUNIOR OFFICER: And then what?

SENIOR OFFICER: I don't care what you do when you get there. Conduct training. Hold parades. Give everybody leave. Seriously, I don't give a rat's ass. Only, you're not getting there fast enough, so shut the hell up and get there already.

From the point of view of the Enemy:

"Suddenly that strategic objective is strongly garrisoned. If they'd waited even one more day to reinforce that position, we'd be winning the war right now. As it is, we may have to put the war off indefinitely."

From the point of view of the Senior Officer:

"By reinforcing the strategic objective in a timely manner, I have won the war without having to fight a single battle. Too bad the diplomats will take all the credit."

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