Wednesday, December 15, 2004

Neo and stars

We had a staff call the other night at a German pub and it was interesting that half the party goers were drinking coke and the beer drinkers only had one beer then switched to the lighter fare. This is the new army. Drunkenness now is frond upon. One person came in with a long, black leather jacket on and somebody sitting at the table held up their hand, motioned with their fingers to come here and said “Agent Smith, my name is Neo.” Everybody started to bust up laughing; it was a good ice breaker to meet the new members of the unit.

Do you know what blue or gold stars symbolize? A blue star means somebody in the bearer of the blue star’s family is in uniform serving the republic. A gold star means a mother has lost a son or daughter in the Global War On Terror (GWOT or Gee WOT in military speak). So if you see a lady wearing a gold star in line at the supermarket, let her go ahead of you and offer to bag and carry groceries to her car. She has suffered enough and your little act of help will give some consideration for her sacrifice. Take a few minutes out of your busy life and show a little respect for those on the home front.

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