A Chaotic Humphrey wrote:Doesn't sound all that great to me, sounds like it was awful.
I half-suspect that, like Childbirth, there is a whole 'make it sound worse than it is' conspiracy.
Much as women are told at the secret ante-natal classes "This is your chance to put your husband in debt to you for ever - make a fuss, scream, act like it really really stings, really go for it!" when in fact giving birth is less painful than a paper cut*, I reckon after 4 years enjoying the outdoor life, camping out, sing-songs round the fire, well fed, regular pay, free uniform and lots of sex with French Girls, the demobbing men were called in and told "Tell everyone back home it was bloody awful, or they will be dead jealous. If you don't think you are up to sustaining the act, just go all quiet and 'not talk about it.' Right chaps, whose up for another game of quoits before we have to go back to blighty?"
*you never see antelope screaming and carrying on, do you? The baby just topples out while they are eating grass most of the time. Painful? my arse.