The Deployment Curse. We’ve all heard about it. Many of us have experienced it. And most of us have even learned to laugh about it at some point during (or maybe months or years after) a deployment.
In my experience, it seems like certain things are simply destined to happen… any time my husband is gone for more than two minutes.
Here they are:
5) An appliance or important electronic device will explode.
OK, so maybe there won’t be an ACTUAL explosion, but don’t rule it out. The point is that in all likelihood, a major appliance/electronic device will probably have a major issue during deployment.
You may come home to find the dishwasher has flooded your kitchen.
Or right before you get ready to prepare the turkey for Thanksgiving dinner, the oven will keel over.
And don’t forget that somehow, the children will re-program all of the TVs to speak in Spanish with subtitles.
Just look at these things as an opportunity to learn a new skill… like plumbing.