24 Oct 2000 moshez   » (Master)

OK, back from reserves service in a hole in the south. Actually, it was kind of fun. The guys with me were Rami (an apprentice accountant with a nice wife), Hezi (apprentice lawyer), Liron (insurance salesmen) (and yes, I know of no sharkier professions), Yaniv (learning EE, and yes, I still look up to EEs), Nati (learning software engineering) and Meni (lerning mechanical engineering). We had lots of time to sleep, talk, do some (don't laugh) male bonding. We invented the "uniform scale" for women: a woman is x if x of the women are less beautiful then her. Actually, for convinence we scale x up by 10. So 5, say, means half the women are less beautiful then her. Watching TV and arguing about numbers was fun. Every now and the a number, say "8" was thrown. "No, 7". "Well, maybe I'd give her 7.5", and so on. I also managed to read tons of science fiction, and even get a taste for Haykus. We argued about history, philosophy and religion. Explained what stock and stock options are, and what is topology. How to form a non-profit, and how to prove 2 to the aleph null is larger then aleph null. We had a trivia of the day every day, ate fine meat and (don't tell) even drank fine beer. We played backgammon till the dice were raw. Loads and loads of fun. It's amazing what fun we had, in that hell hole in the south. Today I went out with Stav and Ira. We drank some, talked some, and sang "Sheker Hakhen" (by "Hasaruf") together, feeling it to be somewhat relevant. Long live the ex-club!

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