Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Thank you for your service

To the girl who I watched sweeping the floor of the fast food place, smiling even as she did a job I knew she probably didn't love, Thank you for your service.

To the guy at the register of the store where I ran in to buy a couple of things, Thank you for your service.

To the person who delivered my daughter's favorite chips to the convenience store, Thank you for your service.

To the person who recently helped me at the tire store, Thank you for your service.

To Jillian at Amagi Metals, Thank you for your service.

To those who keep civilization running in spite of the best efforts of government, Thank you for your service.

You make my life immeasurably better, and I am completely serious when I say Thank you for your service. No one else's "service" even comes close. Especially not those whose "service" only helps the bad guys gain and retain power. That's a "service" I would prefer to do without.

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6 comments:

  1. Kent- For providing reason and clarity: Thank you, for your service.

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    1. If I have actually provided that service, you're welcome.

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  2. Kent, (as sofa said) for continuing to be a beacon of reason and clarity,
    Thank you for your service.

    My life is better for having known you.

    Sincerest regard,
    julioshinobi ( raising a copper cup ;-)

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    1. You're welcome. I raise the copper cup to return the salute.
      (And I drink from that cup several times a day- every single day.)

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  3. To the market down the street that sells me huge, double jumbo sized, organic chicken eggs for 20 cents a pop.........Thank you for your service.

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