The first time I wet in, I was proudly in my Carson Palmer jersey, with bleach blonde hair and glasses. That day I earned the nicknames Carson, Vanilla Ice, Napoleon Dynamite, and Napoleon Ice. They yelled the entire time I gave my reports for the first few days. It was miserable. I wished I had given my recruiter the finger while I still could've. Alas it was my job and I had to do it wether I liked it or not. My flight mates did get a kick out of the fact that whenever I yelled, "Proceeding, Sir" in response to the call of "Chow runner go" it was in my normal high voice, and sometimes they would get lucky and my voice would crack. The most commonly heard phrase in the dorm at night most nights was "chow runner go" followed by a falsetto "proceeding, sir."
The most memorable time I ever did chow runner was when I was just starting fifth week and the first week flight had just left the chow hall. I went in and stood at the control board and a portly, Hawaiian, female MTI was just about to tell me to report when four of the first weekers passed behind me. She yelled, "Stop, assholes." They looked quizzingly at her to which she responded, " Yea you assholes." They turned toward her and she asked one of them, "Is your asshole thirsty?" They looked back puzzled. She reiterated, "Is your asshole thirsty?" She was putting quite the obvious emphasis on the word ass. "Does your ass need a drink, you asshole?" She prompted a third time. It continued on like this for another minute with her saying ass more times than Sergeant Weimer said damn; I was impressed. She finally explained to him that his canteen was upside down, causing the mouth to point to his butt. She continued to rail him. It was absolutely hilarious to hear this MTI say ass over and over and over. I had to stand at attention the entire time. Finally, I barely broke a smirk and another TI, who I did not know was there, came to ask me what I found so funny. She sent me out, and my TI got angry and made me report to my dorm chief every half hour that night, 8 times.