Right Seat – Left Seat
Along with all the other times, the military (mostly Army) has specific vocabulary for transitions, turnovers, overlaps and transfers of responsibility from one organization to another.
One of those terms that has evolved is the “left seat – right seat” ride. Where this might initially sound confusing, it actually makes logical sense. Think of drivers and passengers in a car (US/EU style not UK).
First the driver is in charge. After the passenger gets the idea, they take over as the driver with the original person sitting in the passenger seat – for just in case.
So, how we do it is take the new people around for a few days, get them familiar with everything. In the middle of the transition we change responsibilities. We put the new people in charge and stay to back them up.
And then we split out the door to get our own “stuff” done prepartory to leaving.
So that is where I am. Pretty much getting my replacement up to enough speed that he can handle things for a few hours while I desperately try to sort out the room. I still have post office, CIF (gear turn in) and weapons/ammo to deal with on Thurs.
Of course, all of this assumes that I can get myself in gear.