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    Default I wanted to slap her!

    My blood boiled at work last night. I direct traffic all night and give tickets so I'm used to being yelled at and cussed out. I like to think that I am pretty thick skinned but this just crossed too many lines.

    The body of a young soldier killed in action was brought in and escorted out of the airport by an honor guard.

    Anyway, I had a woman I would guess to be around 60 tell me that she was mad that the soldier's body coming through caused her to have to wait on her bags.:blowup:

    Maybe I'm completely off base but it just seems that a grandmother standing with her family would have more sympathy for the fact that someone just lost a son.

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    I thought all combat casualties returned through Dover AFB...

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    Butterfly Mage

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    The older I get the more I notice the absolute coldness and self-centeredness of the average person. Few things surprise me anymore.

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    I think your right, she should have had some respect for someone who gave their life to help protect her freedom. She could have had the decency to have not said anything if she couldn't be respectful.

    And lets face it, I'm sure it would have made minimal difference to how long she was there.

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    You have my permission to slap the next one that complains.

    That sucks I don't care how old you are you still need to give a little respect for someone who died.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dcviper View Post
    I thought all combat casualties returned through Dover AFB...
    I believe that they do, however it might have been just that to get the solider back home to his family they needed to fly somewhere from Dover. People like that woman do indeed make my blood boil. If i ever heard anyone be so ignorant they may too have been going home in a box. Our soldiers are over there fighting so we all can stay free, and that's just BS. I remember before I enlisted in march I had the conversation with my family about if something should happen. Around here local news folks like to swarm all over the deceased's family. I wanted them no where near my funeral.

    Some gave some, some gave none, this soldier gave it all and he deserves respect and to hear that someone would have the gall to say something like that makes me wish it was legal to beat the hell out of someone.

    Arg, sorry I'm ranting but this is just one of those touchy things......

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    Quote Originally Posted by khaymen View Post
    The body of a young soldier killed in action was brought in and escorted out of the airport by an honor guard.

    Anyway, I had a woman I would guess to be around 60 tell me that she was mad that the soldier's body coming through caused her to have to wait on her bags.:blowup:

    Maybe I'm completely off base but it just seems that a grandmother standing with her family would have more sympathy for the fact that someone just lost a son.
    What a rotten douchebag she is to have made the comment.



    Quote Originally Posted by pajamakitten53 View Post
    I think your right, she should have had some respect for someone who gave their life to help protect her freedom. She could have had the decency to have not said anything if she couldn't be respectful.

    And lets face it, I'm sure it would have made minimal difference to how long she was there.
    1. LIfe knows no "better" or "worse" values: all human life should be valued. Would you not mourn the death of a plumber? Would you not think about their child(ren)?
    2. You're likely correct in your mention of time-scale. She lost a half-hour (let's say) of her life. She should have done so in defference to the fact that a family somewhere lost 50 years of their son/father/brother/uncle's life.




    Quote Originally Posted by Butterfly Mage View Post
    The older I get the more I notice the absolute coldness and self-centeredness of the average person. Few things surprise me anymore.
    Mmmph. A friend and I presented something at a conference a few years back that was this, but draped in technology. Unfortunately, no one saw it for what it was, which was a shame. I think we're too centered on ego and the notion of self, and to center on this over and above compassion and kindness (as shown in the OP's story) displays the worst of the human condition.

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    Now that is just horrible. I would personally imagine that she would have sympathy due to her age but that is just so horrible for that to occur.

    And by the way, that is one awesome smiley! Where did you find it?

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    We have 14 different categories of smileys here at ADISC you may feel free to browse them at your convenience.

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    Error404

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    I'm sure I'll be hated for this statement but, it's her life, she has the right to do and state as she pleases within legal reason. What she did is disrespectful, but for all you know, her haste may have been for good reason.

    I'd probably have been pissed and said something myself. Someone elses death should not hinder what I am doing in life. I'd not want my death to hinder anyone. What's gone is gone. I needn't consider anyone I don't know, even if they are 'fighting for my freedoms'.

    It's arrogance to think someone is fighting for freedoms. They're fighting because they chose to fight. We all fight for a reason, be it fighting to keep ourselves alive by working for a wage, or fighting with guns and blades to fill the pockets of the government and 'deter terror'.

    Personally, I find her justified in complaining. It should have been better co-ordinated to not interfere with others lives, not just randomly paraded through baggage or whatever so happened.

    Don't get me wrong. If people want to mourn, that's all good and well, but I don't want to be dragged down by them causing me problems. I can only hope my death does not do the same. I'm human, I won't ever mourn a person I never met, as that's OUR nature. If we mourned every person that ever died, we'd never stop crying, we can't afford such a luxury or we'd never move forward.

    Respect for the dead is a pipe dream, one made out of manners that can not accept reality for what it is. It's a beautiful dream, but one that is taken too far by people who just aren't ready to let go of the idea that death comes to us all irregardless.

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