A Nurse with a Gun

Monday, June 02, 2008

Say Thank You.


Blogger nature223 said...

I dont do that silly hand gesture thing,that really just rubs me the wrong way.

I walk up and either thank them personally,if they offer me their hand,I shake their hand.
so far.....I have never had a bad response from an active duty,or past service armed forces member

5:33 PM  
Blogger Keith Walker said...

Our kids love to thank our soldiers. If we do not see them, they are certainly eager to point them out to us!

11:19 PM  
Blogger the pawnbroker said...

nature223, that's the first time i've seen anyone thoughtless enough to belittle this decent little gesture...

if it's possible to offer your thanks in person, by all means do so, but across a room, passing a group in an airport, etc., this is a great way to acknowledge these men and women, and i know from talking to them that they appreciate it and don't consider it "silly" at all;

how it rubs you is not what's important...jtc

5:08 PM  
Blogger Not Too Pensive said...

I just wanted to share a bit of a success story I had with gratitude in general today:

While waiting in line at a restaurant with my wife I stood behind a Marine, a young Lance Corporal, so I stepped in and paid for him. This isn't the big success, however - this is simply what people ought to do.

What pleasantly surprised me was the restaurant's reaction. When I paid for the Marine's meal, I had my frequent diner card in hand. The restaurant we were at gives out a free meal after each ten you eat there, and I was up to seven. The girl at the counter asked if she could see the card I had in my hand, and after I made sure the Marine didn't have one, I handed it to her. Lo and behold my card had magically filled to ten slots and she told me I could use the free meal immediately. Also, like magic, free meals suddenly included drinks and a lot of other goodies they never included before, and customers were charged for the lowest-priced meal. With a quick wink from the girl at the counter and the cashier, we were thanked for doing something I could tell they would have gladly done it for the Marine themselves if they had been allowed to hand out free food to military personnel.

I won't lie, it felt good to buy a meal for that Marine. It felt a whole lot better, however, to see a restaurant jump in and do that.

7:45 PM  

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