Average worker vs Military man

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by olefin, Jul 18, 2006.

  1. olefin

    olefin New Member

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    -- -- Your alarm goes off, you hit the snooze and sleep for another 10 minutes.
    He stays up for days on end.

    -- -- You take a warm shower to help you wake up.
    He goes days or weeks without running water.

    -- -- You complain of a "headache", and call in sick.
    He gets shot at, as others are hit, and keeps moving forward.

    -- -- You put on your anti war/don't support the troops shirt, and go meet up with your friends.
    He still fights for your right to wear that shirt.

    -- -- You make sure you're cell phone is in your pocket.
    He clutches the cross hanging on his chain next to his dog tags.

    -- -- You talk trash on your "buddies" that aren't with you.
    He knows he may not see some of his buddies again.

    -- -- You walk down the beach, staring at all the pretty girls.
    He walks the streets, searching for insurgents and terrorists.

    -- -- You complain about how hot it is.
    He wears his heavy gear, not daring to take off his helmet to wipe his brow.

    -- -- You go out to lunch, and complain because the restaurant got your order wrong.
    He does not get to eat today.

    -- -- Your maid makes your bed and washes your clothes.
    He wears the same things for months, but makes sure his weapons are clean.

    -- -- You go to the mall and get your hair redone.
    He doesn't have time to brush his teeth today.

    -- -- You are angry because your class ran 5 min minutes over.
    He is told he will be held an extra 2 months.

    ---- You call your girlfriend and set a date for that night.
    He waits for the mail to see if there is a letter from home.

    -- -- You hug and kiss your girlfriend, like you do everyday.
    He holds his letter close and smells his love's perfume.

    -- -- You roll your eyes as a baby cries.
    He gets a letter with pictures of his new child, and wonders if they'll ever meet.

    -- -- You criticize your government, and say that war never solves anything.
    He sees the innocent tortured and killed by their own government and remembers why he is fighting.

    -- -- You hear the jokes about the war, and make fun of the men like him.
    He hears the gunfire and bombs.

    -- -- You see only what the media wants you to see.
    He sees the bodies lying around him.

    -- -- You are asked to go to the store by your parents. You don't.
    He does what he is told.

    -- -- You stay at home and watch TV.
    He takes whatever time he is given to call and write home, sleep, and eat.

    -- -- You crawl into your bed, with down pillows, and try to get comfortable.
    He crawls under a tank for shade and a 5 minute nap, only to be awakened by gun fire.

    -- -- You sit there and judge him, saying the world is a worse place because of men like him.
    If only there were more men like him??




     
  2. dreamer34

    dreamer34 New Member

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    dead on the head...no comparasion...i've been on both sides
     

  3. Flatheadhunter33

    Flatheadhunter33 New Member

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    Wow brother...good post.
     
  4. laidbck111

    laidbck111 New Member

    nice post, I liked it
     
  5. dcaruthers

    dcaruthers New Member

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    Great post. Reps to ya.
     
  6. ryang

    ryang Well-Known Member

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    That was just plain awsome olefin
     
  7. SSG Johnson

    SSG Johnson New Member

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    Olefin once again you have proven you are well worth your salt. Thanks
     
  8. Ulizth

    Ulizth New Member

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    To all those that have gone before and after me:

    Salute!
     
  9. Kyle

    Kyle New Member

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    Great post..reps your way
     
  10. dreamcatcher

    dreamcatcher New Member

    Dayton, that is a great post!!! Did you write that? At any rate, it sure was in harmony with some of my thoughts on appreciating the simpler things in life that so many take for granted.

    Take care,
    Vic
     
  11. Gringoloco

    Gringoloco Member

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    Great post, I have had my fair share of deployments and boy are they not fun being in the dessert!
     
  12. olefin

    olefin New Member

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    Victor, No, I never wrote it... wish I could take the credit for I fully believe every word of it.
    Thanks
     
  13. BullDaddy

    BullDaddy New Member

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    Excellent post. I served during Desert Shield/Storm and I am now an average worker and see those same things all the time and the people who take their freedoms for granted. If only more people could be moved by this and support our troops then we would be in a great place.
     
  14. Boogie68MHS

    Boogie68MHS New Member

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    You just relayed the sentiments of many my friend.
    I wrote a article sometime back called My War, but it is too long to post.
    I hope everyone will someday realize that the soldier is not fighting because he wants to and that he is not the problem - just the solution.