Thursday, October 23, 2008

Military Friends v Civilian Friends

CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Get upset if you're too busy to talk to them for a week.

MILITARY FRIENDS: Are glad to see you after years, and will happily carry on the same conversation you were having last time you met.

CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Never ask for food.

MILITARY FRIENDS: Are the reason you have no food.

CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Call your parents Mr. And Mrs.

MILITARY FRIENDS: Call your parents mom and dad.

CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Bail you out of jail and tell you what you did was wrong.

MILITARY FRIENDS: Would be sitting next to you saying, "Damn...we screwed up...but man that was fun!"

CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Have never seen you cry.

MILITARY FRIENDS: Cry with you.

CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Borrow your stuff for a few days then give it back.

MILITARY FRIENDS: Keep your stuff so long they forget it's yours.

CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Know a few things about you.

MILITARY FRIENDS: Could write a book with direct quotes from you.

CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Will leave you behind if that's what the crowd is doing.

MILITARY FRIENDS: Will kick the whole crowds' ass that left you behind.

CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Would knock on your door.

MILITARY FRIENDS: Walk right in and say, "I'm home!"

CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Have shared a few experiences...

MILITARY FRIENDS: Have shared a lifetime of experiences no Civilian could ever dream of...

CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Will take your drink away when they think you've had enough.

MILITARY FRIENDS: Will look at you stumbling all over the place and say, "You better drink the rest of that, you know we don't waste...that's alcohol abuse!!" Then carry you home safely and put you to bed...

CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Will talk crap to the person who talks crap about you.

MILITARY FRIENDS: Will knock them the hell out for using your name in vain.

CIVILIAN FRIENDS: Are for a while.

MILITARY FRIENDS: Are for life.




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Thanks to ptsdsupport.net for the inspiration of this Thoughtful Thursday post.

24 comments:

david mcmahon said...

Much food for thought.

AirmanMom said...

david... so very true! Thank you for stopping by.

ABNPOPPA said...

AM,

So true, so very, very true. Tell you son thanks,

Pops

AirmanMom said...

pops...thank you for stopping by and leaving your kind words.

Kellan said...

That was great and sooooo true!!

Take care - Kellan

Karen said...

Loved this post. And like the others, so very true...

AirmanMom said...

kellan... it is so true. I'm glad you came by.

AirmanMom said...

karen...it's a post which caused me to ponder.......

Rick said...

Thank you Airman Mom. I just noticed that you signed up to be a follower on the old blog. I am truly/honestly honored. But since I'm lost, that now makes two of us.

Enjoyed the music on your blog too.

Rick

Real Live Lesbian said...

I love this!

kim-d said...

Great post but, really, I love your whole blog. It's beautiful, it's thought-provoking, and it concentrates on the right things. I will SO be back...

AirmanMom said...

rick... Your gift of doodling is amazing, you offer a good read each visit.
Thank you for leaving the kind remarks.

AirmanMom said...

rll...thanks for stopping by and appreciating my post.

AirmanMom said...

kim-d...I do enjoy following your "lifeafter".. I can relate to your posts and your music is too much fun!
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Lee said...

These are so true! And you know, even when you're living as a civilian, military folk make the BEST neighbors! They are just so community oriented!

Hope! & Joy!
Lee

AirmanMom said...

lee...you make a great observation! Our Military is awesome on so many levels!

SS+1 said...

This is an awesome comparison. I'm going to send this to my brother, who is in the navy, currently stationed in Greece (what a lucky guy, right?)

AirmanMom said...

SS... please do pass this along to your brother, along with my thanks for his service!

Moannie said...

Thank you for visiting me and for this truly inspirational post.

Strangely enough, the sentiments you express were those felt by us during the last war, we all had a bond...strangers looked out for others, made sacrifices, shared. Sadly it doesn't happen any more, now it is everyone for himself. Ecept, I guess, in the military.

AirmanMom said...

moannie... I enjoyed visiting your blog. Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comment-filled with valid points.

Alice said...

A great reminder for us all. Especially those of us who never had the privilidge of serving. I'm glad our men and women in the military can count on each other. And the rest of us need to support them no matter what!!

AirmanMom said...

alice... your message says it all! Thank you!

imbeingheldhostage said...

SO true. I would add that not only do military forget it's your stuff, they move with it as well :-)

AirmanMom said...

imbeingheldhostage... Hmmm...sounds like the voice of experience! Thanks for stopping by!