Here at home vs. Soldier fighting in Iraq

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  1. Matthew72

    Matthew72 New Member

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    [FONT=tahoma,sans-serif]Here at home vs. Soldier fighting in Iraq


    > >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 about 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 or guys,withever the case may be.
    > >
    > >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.And right now-it is 120 degrees over
    there.
    > >__________________________
    > >
    > >You go out to lunch, and complain because the
    > >restaurant got your order wrong.
    > >
    > >He doesn't get to eat today.
    > >__________________________
    > >
    > >Do you have a maid that makes your bed and washes your clothes?
    > >
    > >He wears the same things for weeks, 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're angry because your class or job ran 5 minutes over.
    > >
    > >He's told he will be held over an extra 2 months.
    > >__________________________
    > >
    > >
    > >You call your girlfriend or boyfriend or spouse and set a date
    for
    > tonight.
    > >
    > >He waits for the mail to see if there is a letter from
    > >home.
    > >__________________________
    > >
    > >You hug and kiss your girlfriend or boyfriend or spouse, 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
    > >people and remembers why he is fighting.
    > >__________________________
    > >
    > >You hear the jokes about the war, and make fun of men
    > >like him.
    > >
    > >He hears the gunfire, bombs and screams of the
    > >wounded.
    > >__________________________
    > >
    > >You see only what the media wants you to see.
    > >
    > >He sees the broken bodies lying around him.
    > >________________! __________
    > >
    > >You are asked to go to the store by your parents or loved one.
    You
    > don't.
    > >
    > >
    > >He does exactly what he is told.
    > >__________________________
    > >
    > >
    > >You stay at home and watch TV.
    > >
    > >He takes whatever time he is given to call, write
    > >home, sleep, and eat.
    > >__________________________
    > >
    > >You crawl into your soft bed, with down pillows, and
    > >get comfortable.
    > >
    > >He crawls under a tank for shade and a 5 minute nap,
    > >only to be woken by gunfire.
    > >__________________________
    > >
    > >You sit there and judge him, saying the world is
    > >probably a worse place because of men like him.
    > >
    > >If only there were more men like him!

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  2. Patmansc

    Patmansc Well-Known Member

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    Great post - but you ought to tweak it up so's it's easier to read?
     

  3. Matthew72

    Matthew72 New Member

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    Sorry about that I was fixing it but by the time I was done it posted the other one.lol

    Here at home vs. Soldier fighting in Iraq
    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 are cell phone is in your pocket.
    He clutches the cross hanging on his chain next to his
    dog tags.
    You talk trash about 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 or guys ,whichever the case may be.
    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 .And right now-it is 120 degrees over there.
    You go out to lunch, and complain because the
    restaurant got your order wrong.
    He doesn't get to eat today.
    Do you have a maid that makes your bed and washes your clothes?
    He wears the same things for weeks, 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're angry because your class or job ran 5 minutes over.
    He's told he will be held over an extra 2 months.
    You call your girlfriend, boyfriend, or spouse and set a date for tonight.
    He waits for the mail to see if there is a letter from
    home.

    You hug and kiss your girlfriend or boyfriend or spouse, 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
    people and remembers why he is fighting.
    You hear the jokes about the war, and make fun of men like him.
    He hears the gunfire, bombs and screams of the
    wounded.

    You see only what the media wants you to see.
    He sees the broken bodies lying around him.
    You are asked to go to the store by your parents or loved one. You don't.
    He does exactly what he is told.
    You stay at home and watch TV.
    He takes whatever time he is given to call, write
    home, sleep, and eat.

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

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