Dating rules in the navy
Father-and-Mother of a Hullabaloo All over the ship there starts at once the father-and-mother of a hullabaloo. " None of them lack lung power, and their combined chorus would waken the dead.
"Crushers" and Boatswain's Mates hail the waking sailors with "All 'ands, All' ands; Roust out and shine there, roust out and-shine! Still some of the older hands do not stir: they cock a wary eye over the canvas lip of their hammock and tuck down for "just another snore." Rude hands, however, seize the hammock and shake it: ruder backs get underneath it and bump it - and in the end all are out on the deck, dressing.
This is based solely on the experiences of my veteran friends, as well as my own with a past paramour. The military teaches service members to trust their unit, and few others. If he comes to you with a problem, chances are he’ll talk about it until he no longer wants to and then go into lockdown. That is not a good thing or a bad thing, that is just a matter of fact and something you need to understand. Military men are used to their band of brothers, and are bred to be loyal and protective. Some branches of the military (I’m looking at you, Marines) have a feeling of superiority over others.
As its minute hand touches the routine time for calling all hands he nods, the marine strikes the bell with a thunderous clash, the Quartermaster's pipe sets up a high-pitched squealing wail throughout the ship, and the ship's buglers sound off Reveille.
As "Chief Housemaid" he has to set aside adequate time for his ship to be cleaned, swept and garnished.
He has to fit in the meal hours "laid-down" by regulations.
He must allow for a number of men being detached from ship routine for the various training duties required by the gunnery and torpedo officers.
He must set aside time for "colours," cleaning guns, "defaulters," fire stations, and the various general drills - wholesale seamanship exercises which the flagship from time to time inflicts upon her squadron.
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Just keep in mind that the chances of him wanting to open up and talk about it — let alone seek help — are slim to none, at least at first.