I find it unnerving now, when people thank me for my service. It seems to me, they feel they need to, and it strikes me as cliche, they act like it was so cool and ask what it was like. I usually just smile and shrug and think to myself how, in Gods name, could I possible explain something like that to someone who has never known anything but comfort.
I appreciate the sentiment but feel it's contrived and it makes me feel awkward.
I'm not talking about you folks just the people I run into in my daily life.
Thanks and your welcome
Sorry if I'm sounding a bit morose, I'm drinking Bourbon again tonight. I like Bourbon
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Hmmm forum is acting goofy tonight.
Usually to change a title you hit "edit post" then hit "go advanced" and it will take youto a board that will let you edit it.
I saw where Angsniper did edit it but it wasnt showing up in the main title just in the post title.
I tried to do it and it wouldnt. So had to do it through the admin board. Unusual but it is changed.
Also, Thank you for your service!!
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It is not the same but I feel weird when people thank me when I am in uniform, fireman.
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I am always awkward and uncomfortalbe when someone thanks me for my service, even when it is sincere. The first time I was called a hero I about lost it. I sometimes mumble something about thanking those who are curently serving in harms way.
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First, thanks for changing the title for me mods. I tried and succeeded with the first post title, but not the thread subject title.
Second, thank you to all of the veterans and public servants who put themselves in harm's way.
Third, I did not post this experience to solicit gratitude, but to share an experience and maybe come up with some more graceful way to handle situations like this than how I handled it so clumsily. It's good to know I'm not the only one though. It is humbling.
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