Thanks for that. Although, like P-M, I have heard similar versions of that parable over the years. It goes back to Noah & his neighbours, I think.Vicky had asked him why and he had told her a somewhat humorous story about floodwaters rising and a stubborn man who refused aid from his neighbors who were evacuating because “God will provide” according to him. Over the following hours he declines aid from a rowboat and a helicopter that happened along as the waters threatened to wash his home away. Eventually he drowns in the flood. When the stubborn man arrives at the Pearly Gates, he asks Saint Peter why God didn’t provide. Peter looks at him and says, “God provided you with good neighbors, a rowboat and helicopter.”
Starts after the first minute.
So many people who do heroic things are convinced they didn't do anything special. New Zealand Victoria Cross holder Willie Apiata, on being told that he would be receiving the medal, responded: "But I was just doing my job, Boss."“I don’t belong here” Kiki said.
And they laughed like if she had just said the punchline in a joke.
It was like the wound badge in black that she had received all over again. Kiki tried arguing that because she wasn’t in uniform and was on student leave from the FSR, it shouldn’t count and had been overruled by her superiors. It wasn’t about who she was, instead it was all about what she had done and why according to them. When Kiki had seen it for the first time she had felt like a complete fraud.
“Not one of us belongs here” One of the men said, “Ask anyone.”
Poor Anya. Survivor's guilt really sucks.“Why did you pick me Sasha?” Anya asked, “Of all the children in the orphanage in the Yelizarov Convent, why me?”
Considering OTL WWII Panzer manuals, I'd expect a revolt of the tankers against the new, duller manuals.As much as he disliked spending his time that way, he was going to have to knuckle down and spend some time studying the new Panzer by reading the guidebooks. Whoever wrote those had an amazing talent for making any subject seem tedious and dull.
True. While the army does have tasty food on occasion, it's not always. And the reverse is also true, the food might be sometimes bad, but not always.And Kiki should be used to both high level cooking and survival food of an army giving her a decent range of culinary experiences.
I think it's more by accident when the food is good. Generally, it's just...blah.True. While the army does have tasty food on occasion, it's not always. And the reverse is also true, the food might be sometimes bad, but not always.
Just because she theoretically knows how doesn't mean that she can. Kiki has the problem that when she's in a position to cook, her mind isn't on it. Thus, she tends to wreck whatever it is she's working on. Could be good if she focused, but generally doesn't. Or makes military-grade gloop that nourishes, but stuns the palate.And Kiki should be used to both high level cooking and survival food of an army giving her a decent range of culinary experiences.