I had been trying to route out of the SO (1983) and finally the MAA gave up on me and told me if I persisted with the routing form, I'd be declared anyway. So I just walked out.
I don't know if I ever told you this, but I remember meeting/seeing you once in 1982. It was in AOLA. You were posted at Flag. Your husband Eric had just been assigned to the RPF. You were in AOLA reception with him. I don't really know what was going on, but I think what was happening was he wanted to leave staff and you were there to try to get him to stay.
I was a very, VERY new staff member. I just remember feeling so sorry for you and the stress the whole situation was putting you under.
I should have taken that as a sign of things to come and gotten out there and then.
Too bad I didn't, and stuck around another 14 years.