At this wonderful undisclosed location in Southwest Asia it has bee the norm, that every other Wednesday the Dining Facility serves lobster tails. Its something many of my fellow deployed service members and myself look forward to. So you can imagine my disappointment today when I went to dinner and there were no lobsters.
It could be that the local government has banned lobsters, just like they banned pork products (beef bacon just doesn’t taste the same). Or it could be a delay in shipment, or maybe just a somebody forgot to order them in time. Regardless of the reason there were no lobster tails for us to enjoy tonight. Obviously this is not the worst thing that can happen in ones life, and it made me think, “Are we spoiled?”
The answer is YES. Today I was going to write (more like “bitch”) about the inconvenience of not having indoor plumbing in our living quarters. We have become a generation that think we are entitled to everything we see. We expect free things and when we don’t get our way some pout, some bitch but very few are thankful that we did have a meal.
I know due to unfortunate circumstances,there are starving people all over the world. But what about the the prior genrations of fighting men and women? Pretty sure during the few moments of calm and quiet during WWII some of the brave men fighting all over the world would’ve loved to have a DFAC open 24/7 within walking distance, even if they didn’t have lobster tails.
So today I came to a conclusion that I had come to before, but unfortunately I had forgotten. We should all be thankful for what we do have.
Twenty years ago I took a big step in my life. I became a natrulazed citizen of the United States. I didn’t make a big deal about it then and to this day I still don’t. But it was a big deal. That cold, sunny March day is something I should not forgot. It was the day I became an American. I realized it was a big deal when four friends and a few coworkes surprised me by showing up for the ceremony. To them it was something that they had been born with, but they showed up that day, to support me and welcome me as an American.
It all started with a dream that my parents had to make a better life for my brother and me. That day was a day when some of that dream became reality.
Twitter, Facebook, FAQs, search engines, worthless blogs such as this one, etc…..
Technology is great. We can do so much from the comforts of our couches, offices and even the toilet. But I think we have too much. and here is why.
Today was trying to find the status on my retirement application I recently submitted. The initial email confirming my submission said it will take 7-10 days from the day I submitted. I was a little impatient and I checked 6 days later. Didn’t find any new updates, but noticed a FAQ on the subject. So I decided to check it out, and it stated that I must wait until 60 days prior to my actually retirement. In my case that is a 6 month difference.
So with so much information out the World Wide Web it is now impossible to maintain and update everything when something changes.
Short of del *.* and starting over I don’t have a solution, but I now have a blog and I can vent if I want to.
With all the technology we have today, one would thing that some website gadget would’ve been created that would not allow anybody to post a comment unless they fully read and more importantly comprehended the content