Conversations with SuperDave.
ESSIE: “What did you eat in the army?”
SD: “It depends if I was in the bush or at base.”
ESSIE: “Is being in the bush like camping?”
SD: “Exactly like camping, but with hostiles shooting at you.”
ESSIE: “Did you fry marshmellows and swop stories and sing songs around the campfire?”
SD: “Initially we did. But then whoever played the guitar kept getting killed, so we stopped.”
ESSIE (sympathetic): “We lost a lotta good men that way.”
SD: “It took three guys getting killed before we figured out that the singing and guitar-playing and fire was blowing our cover.”
ESSIE: “Army sounds like fun. Do that thing where you kill someone just by putting your two fingers on the pressure point.”
Having a soldier-friend is totally overrated.