A few troops got the shit end of the stick when they were tasked with pouring individual water bottles into five-gallon jugs to be transported out to the field.
According to a post on U.S. Army WTF Moments, some soldiers with the 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment got assigned by their lieutenant the exciting job of pouring what looks like a couple hundred water bottles into larger containers:
Photo: U.S. Army WTF Moments/Facebook
A source familiar with the situation told Task & Purpose that this was in Poland where some from the 278th are deployed. The source said the larger containers are easier to transport than a bunch of individual water bottles, and that the soldiers assigned to that detail probably got it from being late, or something else that deserved such a punishment.
Facebook users (expectedly) had a freakin' field day.
"The good idea fairy was working overtime I see," one person said.
"Because these two Soldiers are in such a hurry to go back to the field.....this could take hours and hours," said another.
A few speculated that the cause behind this could probably be traced back to soldiers previously leaving plastic water bottles all over the damn place.
Whatever the reasoning, odds are you probably had a better day today than these troops. Pour one out for these poor souls, who probably won't be making it into the Army's newest recruiting commercials.