June 25th, 2012

A numbers game

Posted in The Job - General by 200

It’s funny how certain numbers hold significance.

When I logged in to the blog tonight, I noticed that the blog contains 1,960 entries. 1960 happens to be the year I was born, so it stuck out straight away.

The blog contains 10,910 comments, which happens to be an exact multiple of my old warrant number.

I still think of myself as my old warrant number, even though I’ve been out of the game for three years now. Just last week I had to sign for something at work. Automatically I added a scribble after which I appended my old warrant number instead of my civilian number.

Some old habits die really hard.

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  1. Ginger Mick says:

    Just a boy!

    June 26th, 2012 at 05:20

  2. Baz says:

    I have served in a few different forces now and I don’t think I’ll ever forget any of my warrant numbers.

    June 26th, 2012 at 09:02

  3. Baz says:

    P.S : Melvin judging by your comment it would appear you are the phyco. Get a life.

    June 26th, 2012 at 09:03

  4. 200 says:

    Melv, I thought I told you to fuck off already (your comments deleted, as will they all be) now fuck off

    June 26th, 2012 at 14:45

  5. h2631563 says:

    And as you can see, as well as my police warrant number, my old RAF service number still haunts me !!!!

    June 26th, 2012 at 16:59

  6. Tony F says:

    I am not a Number!

    June 26th, 2012 at 17:45

  7. Civ_In_The_City says:

    I`m going to miss my shoulder number when I retire, it`s like an old friend. Still, a little way to go yet, unless the cuts get me.

    June 26th, 2012 at 18:53

  8. Mad Mick says:

    Civ weren’t you missing a letter ‘n’ in that post?

    June 26th, 2012 at 19:36

  9. joe says:

    When I joined my warrant number was my ex-wife’s ‘phone number and my shoulder number was her house number. I didn’t take it personally!

    June 26th, 2012 at 20:26

  10. matt says:

    my old army number comes in handy many times over. i use it for pin numbers alarm codes etc a number that i will never forget

    June 27th, 2012 at 13:51

  11. Blueknight says:

    Many three or four figure numbers remind me of the Officers who used to wear them. I say used to because the numbers now are five or six figure and are not that memorable. And yes I still use my old collar number as a PIN code

    June 27th, 2012 at 20:57

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