Boredom and rules that don’t seem to work.
I’ve been off work for the week with a concussion and the doctor prescribed “brain rest” which means no television or reading. I became bored and eventually my thoughts drifted towards the subject of boredom…
One job that can get boring pretty fast is manning an observation post. A funny thing I recall was that we were required to have two men observing when it was night time. The reason for this is supposedly to keep us from catching up on sleep during our watch; whether by accident or on purpose. A funny thing I noticed was that most fellows were a little spooked about being out in the dark and wouldn’t fall asleep. If a fellow was going to drift off it would be during daylight hours.