Just a few ball pictures. I tried not to mess with my phone too much since there was a professional photographer for the event. I only kept our phones on during the social hour and off and away they went for the ceremonies. Babe gave up his bow tie for someone who couldn’t find a tie at all and had the hotel staff track him down a tie for himself to wear. It was ridiculous but as one of our friends out it, “At least you’re not one of the two people wearing greens”. lol :)
We had a really good time! We didn’t stay for the dancing because he had to be up for work at 6am and my FMS has been bad all week. The food was great the wine wasn’t terrible lol. Since everyone was drinking I pretty much got a whole bottle of sparkling apple cider to myself. I got to hang out with my HSA ladies. They took more pictures during the social hour than I did so I’m waiting for them to send me some :)
The only bad part was some of the younger kids and I am about to rant here because it made me so angry. Sorry not sorry.
We had a table next to us with ten younger soldiers and dates. About four or five of then spent a half an hour taking photos with their phones before the ceremony, didn’t go through the receiving line, ate the salad on the table (you aren’t supposed to eat until you’re told. We hadn’t even been told to take our seats get), AND THEN THEY LEFT before the ceremonies even started. What even is the point then? Then it got worse…
The kids who did stay were so disrespectful. One didn’t turn his phone off so it was ringing during the National Anthem. This same kid was then texting and facebooking during the remembrance for fallen comrades. My husband leaned over and sternly told him to put his phone away. But that should not happen. I couldn’t believe the complete disrespect. The way this table handled themselves all night was a disgrace.
So milsos, when you go out to a ball with your boyfriend or girlfriend or husband or whatever, don’t be THAT table. This isn’t prom. This isn’t the club. Handle yourselves like respectable adults. If your SO is doing something questionable, don’t be afraid to say something to them. And for heaven’s sake, turn your friggin’ phones off until after the ceremonies.
Their NCOs took notice and not only had a brief talk with them, but they’ll probably get busted for it come Monday. That sort of shit is just embarrassing.
Okay enough of that. Watch people get all offended about this post lol. Oh well.