Tuesday, October 20, 2015

One of the things drill sergeants did when I went through basic

 was interview their trainees.

Mine did. One of the questions he asked me was why I joined the Army.

I told him I wanted to earn my right to complain. It kind of confused him.

"Eventually I am hoping to become an older man," I said. "When I do and gripe about something Uncle Sam does there is likely someone that will ask me what I have done to make things better. I figure if I can say I served a hitch in the United States Army I've earned the right to complain."

"Never thought about it," said my Drill Sergeant. "But now that I do I believe you are right."

It was interesting that he changed his attitude toward me after that.

To find out why the blog is pink just cut and paste this: http://piccoloshash.blogspot.com/2009/12/my-feminine-side-blog-stays-pink.html NO ANIMALS WERE HARMED IN THE WRITING OF TODAY'S ESSAY

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