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    You hear Retreat playing, so what do you do?

    You're playing golf on a course adjacent to the base and you hear the music loud and clear.

    Do you play the "I'm a UC-Berkeley grad, leave me alone" card, or do you stop what you're doing an face the music?

    Do you pretend the group on the hole behind you are Muslim extremists who would be "offended," so you keep moving, or do you stop and face the music?

    Always seemed awkward to hear the music, but not be "technically" on base to act.

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    Re: You hear Retreat playing, so what do you do?

    Definitely an awkward situation, would be similar to walking by a baseball stadium and hearing the national anthem playing. Call me a commie bastard, but if I'm not in the "venue" the music is playing for (i.e., the base or baseball stadium), then I'm going with pressing on with what you're doing.
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    Re: You hear Retreat playing, so what do you do?

    Depends how drunk I am?
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    Re: You hear Retreat playing, so what do you do?

    Quote Originally Posted by FLAPS View Post
    You're playing golf on a course adjacent to the base and you hear the music loud and clear.

    Do you play the "I'm a UC-Berkeley grad, leave me alone" card, or do you stop what you're doing an face the music?

    Do you pretend the group on the hole behind you are Muslim extremists who would be "offended," so you keep moving, or do you stop and face the music?

    Always seemed awkward to hear the music, but not be "technically" on base to act.
    I still stop what I'm doing.

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    Re: You hear Retreat playing, so what do you do?

    Depends how drunk I am?
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    Re: You hear Retreat playing, so what do you do?

    Me, I would face the music and render appropriate honors.

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    Re: You hear Retreat playing, so what do you do?

    :hat :amen 'Stalwart' :usa2

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    Re: You hear Retreat playing, so what do you do?

    :hat In a 'Golf Cart'?

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    Re: You hear Retreat playing, so what do you do?

    Quote Originally Posted by sandsjames View Post
    If I'm off base then I'm not stopping what I'm doing. I wouldn't stop my car in the middle of the road offbase, so I wouldn't stop on a golf course adjacent to the base.
    Because its a golf cart on a golf course. Not a main road with heavy traffic.

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    Re: You hear Retreat playing, so what do you do?

    Quote Originally Posted by sandsjames View Post
    If I'm off base then I'm not stopping what I'm doing. I wouldn't stop my car in the middle of the road offbase, so I wouldn't stop on a golf course adjacent to the base.
    Because its a golf cart on a golf course. Not a main road with heavy traffic.

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