Thursday, April 12, 2007

Want to see MAD??

Go to any military spouse link you can find. I have a few over there... on the right... yeah, there. A lot of REALLY PISSED OFF spouses. Not just the extension. The way we found out about our extension back in January, via the media.... yup, they did it again! There's some jackass cretinous son of a bitch at the Pentagon who gets his jollys by releasing this type of news, leaking it before the troops are told, and before the families were officially told. SecDef, to give him credit, got royally pissed too, and is supposedly trying to find out who it is. When they do, I would suggest, as many others have that he be caught and given to some Army wives. We need to get our frustrations out.. he'd be a great way to do it. Let's see... rusty butter knife, duct tape, iodine... are you getting the drift?

Now Homefront6 http://homefrontsix.blogspot.com/has a couple of WONDERFUL letters, I wish I had written them. She demands an apology from Pace and from the mystery leaker. All I can say is... YEAH, what she said!

By the way, today is NOT the day to say to an Army wife what some woman told me on the bus this morning. "they knew what they were getting into.. they are volunteers". No, dear reader I did not deck her, I simply got up and moved, after telling her today was not the day to say that. I didn't even curse her out. I am proud of myself for that one!

LAW

7 comments:

Army Mom Times Three said...

LAW:

I gotta tell you I'm a little disappointed. You should at least have spilled your hot coffee on her head!

Good job, though, truly. Excellent restraint on your part.

It would have been great if someone who knew you really well was within earshot and said "Oh, no she diiint" and ran for cover.

The company I work for was originally owned by a family, all of whom are Jehovah's Witnesses. You cannot imagine how hard it was for me to hold my tongue when one of them would say or do something "Un-American". These are very sweet, caring people, but they have no respect for any government -- even the one that provides their freedom to worship as they choose.

mismysailor said...

I would love to say yesterday was my finest hour but it wasn't and I rearing for a fight so at dinner when the next table starting talking about how they volunteered for it I let them know they were idiots. I did it w/o yelling and I never once cursed but at the end they got my point. What I'm realizing is most civilians know nothing about our military. They see us as these gun carrying, flag waving, ready to go to war at a momemts notice not as the families that we are. This war to them is played out on TV and YouTube not in their everyday lives and they are so far removed from it and the people that fight in it that they are ungrateful for the people that fight and the families they leave behind! I'm by no means saying ALL civilians but some just don't get it and probably never will!

liberal army wife said...

mismysailor: you got THAT right! They don't understand us, they think we (the families) are all the same as well. educating most of them is useless. Until this starts affecting EVERYONE, most of them will neither know or care.

LAW

Butterfly Wife said...

I have a HUGE map of Iraq outside my cubicle at work and I have had about 5 people say something to me about it. They walk by the map, they stop and talk to me, but they haven't a clue.

I did want to offer up something here though. It is a favorite quote of mine: Holding onto anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one that gets burned.

Just a thought . . .

nationalguardwife said...

Some people just are rude. We will never be able to take that from them. But that is the beauty of our country. People are telling me that at least Hubby is National Guard. Does not make a difference. we might just get the notice leaked to us closer to homecoming. Some people are stupid. As my 6 year old says "Stupid people should not breath, stupid people should not drive, stupid people should not breed."

Cheeky said...

Next time just deck her - seriously....

Anonymous said...

Today a gal asked me how long DH had been gone. When I said, "September '05". Her reply was, Oh honey, that can't be true." Like I don't know when he left?! ....big sigh, turn and walk away....no cursing, no physical violence...
Proud of you too.
Dusty