Yesterday at a meeting the senior cheif (yes, Navy – we don’t discriminate too much…) mentioned that we had to be accurate-ish.
Everyone else snickers and I am looking clueless.
Afghan time, it is explained to me, carries over to dealing with the US military. Things will happen when they happen and accurancy and pin point timing are out of the question.
Example – a tour is 6 months, or 180 days. More or less, given a whole lot of changes, variables and the arrival of one’s replacement. Means that I am on a six-ish month tour. Expected but no guarentees.
This particular group may have to relocate offices in the April-ish time frame. They will worry about it when the dates roll a bit closer so as to not waste time and energy on something that might just not happen. Time is a variable, and not a precise one.
It is all “ish” explains the senior chief. Arrive Octoberish, leave Octoberish, travel next weekish.
Can you use the “ish” for something other than time? I ask – Such as billeting-ish or dining-ish?
No, I am informed -that is simply ick.