Sir? Sir, sir, sir, Captain Sir?
Yes, Private. What is it?
I’m bored, Sir.
What do you mean, ‘bored’, Private?
Well Sir, we are out here in Chad and I have nothing to do. Can I play football, Sir?
No soldier. You know you might get hurt on that nasty hard ground.
Awwww! Can I go out and play with my bang bang stick then, Sir?
No, soldier. You know guns are dangerous, and you might get hurt. Anyway, they make loud noises and that’s not good for your ears.
Can I write a letter to my mammy then, Sir?
No, soldier. You might stick the pen in your eye.
Can I go play by myself, Captain, Sir?
No. You’ll go blind.
Why are we here, Sir?
We are here, Private because we are the Mighty Irish Rangers, and we are keeping the peace by striking terror into the hearts of the locals.
I want to go home to my mammy!