So, I start off my day pretty good. I have moved out completely and only the final clean-up remains. I manage to get the chief to let me out of class for the day so that I can do that. Great! I go clean. I vacuumed and clean up. The bathtub is not that nice, it really needed to be cleaned a few days ago but I had ran out of cleaner, and well, since I was not going to have a bathroom at the new room why buy a whole bottle of cleaner and then throw it away, I'll use theirs. I go to turn in my key, expecting the inevitable room inspection, where in I would ask for some cleaner to finish the bathtub. You see, the room could be perfect and they would still find something just so they can make you clean it and take up more of your time. Anyway, while we were getting some cleaning supplies I made the mistake of saying to myself, "It's ridiculous to have to do all this in one weekend." Quite harmless right? WRONG! Not harmless at all. I was cutoff at "ridiculous" by the very loud shout, "SHUT UP!" I was then bitched at a volume that rivaled basic training, and told not to back talk. That back talk? The words, "I'm sorry I didn't mean to imply.. " and various forms there of. I was told, "DON'T TALK TO ME!" "STOP SPEAKING!" and such things, and then he pointed to a spot on the floor and yelled, "STAND RIGHT HERE!" Now that was all uncalled for, so I did what I am supposed to do, I asked to speak to his superior. Now, that was an exercise in humiliation. I walked into her office and before I even had the chance to say hello she was yelling at me too. I tried to explain to her that I tried to apologize and he just kept yelling and that he way over reacted, but all she did was call me a liar and yell at me some more. In the end, she said I was being disrespectful and yelled, "GET OUT OF MY OFFICE AIRMAN!" I am not an airman and have not been for a long time. I worked hard to get to where I am and I think I deserve at least a little respect. Don't you?
Anyway, that was not the end of it. No no no. I cleaned the bathtub and then went to turn in my cleaning supplies. They left me standing at parade rest (god forbid they have a chair right?) for about 20 minutes or more. I was asked after the first five minutes what I needed by one sgt, who simply said, "Wait there he'll be back in a minute." After the prescribed twenty minutes he sent me to the other building where the man I needed was. I was then told, "Go stand by your room and wait for me." For those of you not familiar with the term "stand by your room" he means stand at parade rest outside the door until he feels like coming to look at it. So they finally show up and check the tub, and of course, it's just fine. (remember I just needed the cleaning supplies) So, after that he turns to me and points to the sponge I'm holding and says, "Clean the floor with that, there's some mud on it. After that come get me." WHAT! You just tracked that mud in there you freak! Anyway, I did it, quite humiliating as it was. I turned in my key and left.
Why is it so much worse? I was the only one out of 8 people that actually came and got them and said, "Hey, is my room clean enough to vacate?" Everyone else that was leaving just left their key on the desk and left. Where do they get off treating me that way? I guess being an E-5 doesn't carry as much respect as I thought.