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Brainwashed and can't mind her own business
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Re: Brainwashed and can't mind her own business

Well, people sleep in the last period of the day, which is ROTC, a military thing class. I'm guilty of waking people up in there, but in my defense, we get punished pretty badly for just one guy sleeping.
03-29-2008 05:57 AM
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Re: Brainwashed and can't mind her own business - Jackass McAwesome - 03-29-2008 05:57 AM

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