This is just my opinion and words not that they matter much….
I understand both sides…
I work with some Vets on a day-to-day basis..We all do………Some of us do but don’t even care to notice day-to-day.
I am not a Vet. I can never put myself in their shoes so anyone caring to tell me a different opinion here as a Vet I’d be happy to listen.
I hear from my close friends and hear both sides…The ones that appreciate it period, and the ones that cant stand it from the way society has changed to make you feel good about yourself or it’s what you’re supposed to do if you thank a Vet.
This is the Obligatory “Thank You” they’ll give when that same person will cut you off and cuss your name 1 week later that’s being referenced from what I’m told. It’s fake, it’s not real, and they’re tired of it. And I understand completely.
It’s in the sincerity of your actions and not just your words on a daily basis that my friends appreciate. Whether they’re Vets or not.
The local guys know me well. I know them well. We talk all year as friends. They help me and I help them. My dad is interned at March AFB. I have felt and observed in myself(as well as being told by others) that missed my calling. I don’t know about that, I’m just me.
What I do know is even though I’m not a brother that’s been downrange with them they appreciate my thanks and have told me many times because I’m not there just on holidays.
Any of our guys and gals that truly know me know I’d cut off my pinky right this second if it helped them out in any significant way….Even if they’re a dick (and I know a few) I’d have to think long and hard to not just do it…lol.
If we aren’t doing it under an obligatory reason so we feel good about ourselves, you’re real respect will be appreciated. Don’t crowd them…Just respect the choice they made and be there if they ask…as a friend or a supporter…..Just be REAL about it if you offer it at all.
If I offer my thanks and respect and you tell me to F-off, great. I get it..That’s on you though, not me.
Just understand after I tell you to F-off back, I’ll respect you from the distance you want.
Statistics: Posted by DR1VENbyKNOWLEDGE — Tue May 30, 2017 7:55 pm