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Mugway    Posted 06-28-2004 at 18:54:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
Got this in a e-mail and thought I'd share:
>>>Subject: I Love This Comeback!
>>> > > One of my sons serves in the military. He is still
>>> > > stateside, here in California. He called me
>>> > > yesterday to let me know how warm and welcoming
>>> > > people were to him, and his troops, everywhere he
>>> > > goes, telling me how people shake their hands, and
>>> > > thank them for being willing to serve, and fight,
>>> > > for not only our own freedoms but so that others may
>>> > > have them also.
>>> > >
>>> > > But he also told me about an incident in the grocery
>>> > > store he stopped at yesterday, on his way home from
>>> > > the base. He said that ahead of several people in
>>> > > front of him stood a woman dressed in a burkha. He
>>> > > said when she got to the cashier she loudly remarked
>>> > > about the US flag lapel pin the cashier wore on her
>>> > > smock.
>>> > >
>>> > > The cashier reached up and touched the pin, and said
>>> > > proudly, "yes, I always wear it and I probably
>>> > > always will."
>>> > >
>>> > > The woman in the burkha then asked the cashier when
>>> > > she was going to stop bombing her countrymen,
>>> > > explaining that she was Iraqi.
>>> > >
>>> > > A gentleman standing behind my son stepped forward,
>>> > > putting his arm around my son's shoulders, and
>>> > > nodding towards my son, said in a calm and gentle
>>> > > voice to the Iraqi woman: "Lady, hundreds of
>>> > > thousands of men and women like this young man have
>>> > > fought and died so that YOU could stand here, in MY
>>> > > country and accuse a check-out cashier of bombing
>>> > > YOUR countrymen. It is my belief that had you been
>>> > > this outspoken in YOUR own country, we wouldn't need
>>> > > to be there today. But, hey, if you have now learned
>>> > > how to speak out so loudly and clearly, I'll gladly
>>> > > buy you a ticket and pay your way back to Iraq so
>>> > > you can straighten out the mess in YOUR country that
>>> > > you are obviously here in MY country to avoid."
>>> > >
>>> > > Everyone within hearing distance cheered.


Chas in Me    Posted 06-28-2004 at 18:58:18       [Reply]  [No Email]
Wow, That's quite a statement. Sometimes, we need to look at other facets of the crystal we call life, and see what it offers.
You son must have felt good right then.
Charles


Mugway    Posted 06-28-2004 at 19:08:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
PLease,please dont misunderstand this is not about my son,it some other good folks boy,I received this in a e-mail from a freind and wanted to share it,I'm in enough trouble with folks misunderstanding the meanig of my comments.
Dave


Les    Posted 06-28-2004 at 19:51:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
Dave, I went back and looked over that other business about the two Kims and the chicken feathers and I most definitely did misunderstand what you were saying to me and I apologize for the snotty answer. Heavens knows it's happened to me, too, so I well know how it feels to be on the other side.
Now, why is is that you're only going to be around another two weeks?


Mugway    Posted 06-28-2004 at 20:35:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
Only have about 2 weeks left on my wifes server,gonna have to shut down for awhile untill things get established with the company and I dont know how long that will be.Hopefully they'll let me stay on long enough to let you know when my granddaughters (twins) arrive they're due 7-9.


Les    Posted 06-28-2004 at 19:11:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
The jury is still out on whether that is true.


Clod    Posted 06-28-2004 at 19:35:19       [Reply]  [No Email]
True or not..Our young sons and daughters believe they are there to help those folks get a better life.


Les    Posted 06-28-2004 at 19:48:09       [Reply]  [No Email]
Absolutely. That's one of those things that you want to be true. But it doesn't hurt to check it out and that snopes is a good source.
I've been called on the carpet for a couple of those feel-good things that get passed around that weren't true.


Clod    Posted 06-28-2004 at 20:10:38       [Reply]  [No Email]
I would also check the source that gives the info out.


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