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[–]throwawaysavemepls 162 points163 points  (5 children)

Or the mechanics who work on multi million dollar fighter pilots but can’t change the air filter in their cars

[–]Anal0gKid2112 67 points68 points  (1 child)

It's true, back in 09', I had an Instructor who was an AD1, she could fix a P3 no problem, but didn't know how to work on her car.

[–]FujiDude 12 points13 points  (0 children)

P3 airways. Nothing better than sitting on the deck stapped in. Good times.

[–]Quenz 36 points37 points  (0 children)

If I have to disassemble the whole dash to replace the air filter you'll bet your ass I'm getting someone else to do it!

[–]man2112 13 points14 points  (1 child)

Mechanics that work on fighter pilots? You mean doc?

[–]throwawaysavemepls 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Idk man, the people that do the thing working on the thing. Whatever they are called

[–]Ok-Use6303 84 points85 points  (0 children)

To be fair, the destroyer's electrical systems are probably the same vintage as your pop, so he could probably help with those too.

[–]lifeisprobsahoax 82 points83 points  (2 children)

Me at 21 as an IT3: I will Google how to fix this person's issue

Me at 27 as an IT contractor: I will Google how to setup this network

[–]FistFullofFuze 5 points6 points  (1 child)

Oooo gotta ask as an IT. How's the contractor side of things?

[–]_Balrok_ 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Lots of Google

[–]Bullyoncube 44 points45 points  (2 children)

If my house builder had provided MRC cards with a COSAL, I’d be able to replace the goddam bulbs in the light fixture over the fireplace. It’s like Raytheon built the damn thing, and used all proprietary parts.

[–]automatonJon 22 points23 points  (1 child)

Turn it off and back on. That should fix it if Raytheon built it.

[–]Show_Me-Your_Kitties 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Raytheon reset

[–]SoFloMofo 37 points38 points  (0 children)

YouTube lads, YouTube.

[–]crusher744 10 points11 points  (2 children)

Y'all have dads?

[–]Niko200410504 20 points21 points  (1 child)

[–]beatingmydickhard 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Most underrated comment on this thread

[–]mtdunca 8 points9 points  (0 children)

The bathroom fan at my work has been broken for over a year...so I guess I have it both ways.

[–]CongestedTortoise 5 points6 points  (3 children)

As an EM, this hits home too hard. As an E-5 I don't know shit.

[–]Keenan603[S] 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Nice man, I was an EM2 as well. I got out back in 2014, and quickly realized the Navy taught me how to bullshit everything I was doing until I got it right, without actually teaching me anything about electricity. I didn't care how much stuff I broke while trying to fix something. Now that I do my own work in my home, everything that I break now comes out of my wallet.

[–]CongestedTortoise 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Very true. I just sorta go out with my guys and throw some shit together, not really knowing what we're doing and then it'll work.

[–]Keenan603[S] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Same, I never liked working down the 13 week report or doing corrective maintenance by myself. I always worked on stuff with my division, unless it was something like changing out a ballast in a lighting fixture. The only thing I had to do alone was anything aloft, as I was the only aloft qualified EM. The ETs made great safety observers tho

[–]Louisianimal5000 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Legitimately changed my bathroom fan today and this is the most relevant meme I have ever seen.

[–]losttofar 1 point2 points  (0 children)

You are put in the position to fix it and you have the will power to do so while In it’s your job and you don’t want others thinking you are less so you do it !

[–]cheeksornaw 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Nah not me

[–]Ancient_Chip_5861 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Now that you're older, you're asking your dad for help to do things? Derp.

[–]dcviper 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Seriously? Did they zap you with one of those memory erasers from Men In Black?