Soldiers vs Whiners and Complainers

Discussion in 'General Conversation' started by Dreadnaught, Jul 29, 2006.

  1. Dreadnaught

    Dreadnaught New Member

    Your alarm goes off; you hit the snooze and sleep for another 10
    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 troop?s 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 ever 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
    -- --
    You go out to lunch, and complain because the restaurant got your order
    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
    -- --
    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 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
    -- --
    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 guns fire and bombs exploding.
    -- --
    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
    -- --
    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 woken by
    gun fire.
    -- --
    You sit there and judge him, saying the world is a worse place because
    Men like him.
    If only there were more men like him.
  2. bigcatmaniac

    bigcatmaniac New Member

    California Miss
    that is a good post, tells the sad truth

  3. Memphis_Catfish_King

    Memphis_Catfish_King New Member

    u now jw i fell for them n sorry they have to support bushes war...saport the troops but not the cause...but great post
  4. barney leonard

    barney leonard New Member

    Thanks for posting that JW.
  5. Fatkat

    Fatkat New Member

    Blanchester, Ohio
    Great post JW, thanks.
  6. Thank you for posting that. Gives me a higher sense of accomplishment of doing what I did and what I may keep on doing very soon.
  7. Kyle

    Kyle New Member

    Kansas City - Olathe
    Thanks for posting JW.
  8. splitshot

    splitshot New Member

    Great post JW, IM a vet. and i apperciate the thought that went into that post.
  9. teaysvalleyguy

    teaysvalleyguy New Member

    GC, OHIO
    Great post JW, thanks for sharing.
  10. MRR

    MRR New Member

    Thank you for posting that. Made a few tears well up in these ol eyes. GOD BLESS OUR TROOPS!! May they all come home SAFE!!
  11. Coyote1

    Coyote1 New Member

    Brother Fisher;
    Good Post! The trouble is; it's ALL TOO DA*NED TRUE!:angry:
    It's just in my own personal opinion, but that very post shows a number or reasons why there are so many problems in Our Great Country today, that should have never been allowed to happen! But before my mouth says something to get me in trouble with the Staff, I'm gonna close.
    But!, I will say this:
    Yes, America has it's share of problems just as every other country has their own! I've had to live in other countries because I was sent there to do a job! The "when" and "where" is not important!
    Sufficient to say that I've seen how they have to live, the problems they have to deal with, day in and day out too, each and every day and night!
    HOWEVER!, and I make NO "Bones" about it, in spite of all of the problems that exist in America today; I do NOT ever want to live anywhere else on this planet in this lifetime!!
    BTDT/Been There Done That and "NO Thank-you!"
    I was Born of the Ashes and Dust of the U.S.A., and when I leave this corporeal body behind to return to those same Ashes and Dust to Mother Earth, it will be AMERICAN Ashes and Dust that are returned!! "Nuff Said".
    Good, ... No, GREAT Post J.D.! Your a Good Man; Makes me PROUD to know ya My Brother!:big_smile:
    Cordially and Fraternally,
    Bro Coyote1
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  12. olefin

    olefin New Member

    JW, that is an excellent post and will say, its been very popular on BOC.