As most of you know I went into the Army straight out of high school. One of the things that the recruiters did with us was take us to play paintball. It turned out to be one of the most memorable days in my life.
I was about the dumbest paint ball player in the whole world. Why do you ask?? I wore a red shirt. Yeah, you read that right. I wore a BRIGHT RED shirt. Can you say duh??
Well, it turned out I wasn’t that dumb. I was the only one of the whole lot that actually got to touch the opponents flag the entire day. There were like 20 of us most everyone was all camo and blending.
So, how did I do it?? The rules were when you were shot to put your hands up in the air and walk to the out of bounds area. If your hands weren’t up, you were in play. I kept a lookout for all the tippmann paintball guns and realized that there were so many people walking with there arms up that me in my shirt could probably make it to the other end, by simply walking up there.
I did…I just stood up. Hands down not pointing my gun at anyone what so ever and just walked right past my opponents looking right at me, my heart pounding so hard I could feel it in my toes. I went all the way up to my opponents flag. I put it in my shirt and walked back to my end of the game the same way I left.
I learned a lot that day. Oh, did I say I was the only girl too??? LOL… I was basically the hero at the end of the day. It was a great day. It turns out I am pretty good with paintball guns as well. I am a good shot. It was that simple and a fun day with a perfect wardrobe selection.