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Men in Uniform and the women who ________

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by KommieforniaGlocker, Nov 30, 2012.

  1. KommieforniaGlocker

    KommieforniaGlocker

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    Flew out to Kommiefornia for work just a day trip, but a had a stop in Phoenix, I had to ask where my connecting flight was headed to, in line there was a young guy/kid Marine (in Uniform on way home not sure age maybe 21-22ish? Who knows) He was in a similar situation as I was...
    So while we waited as airline folks did the computer checking we made small talk.....Turns out his flight and mine were departing from Gates next to each other, both on the other side of the airport. (Phoenix is big)

    So as we made our trek across the airport, I could not tell you how many times he was approached from various women of all shapes and sizes ages ranging from 16-60 (I kid you not.) And as we are crossing the airport, I could see one zoom in on him from a distance with a look in their eyes like a hungry predator about to pounce on its prey, they would then make a bee-line directly towards him.

    All had same approach first thanking him for his service, then making small talk asking him where he was going, where he was from, then moving the conversation towards giving him everything from Facebook, Myspace, Cel phone numbers, Email Address, Mailing Address, Physical address, Fax machine numbers, home telephone numbers, and one work phone numbers. It was insane, he would finish talking with one, proceed walking towards his gate, then about 30 seconds comes another one, stopping him for a moment.

    There were also alot of folks thanking him for his service, shaking hands and offering, lunch and dinner on them.(that made me proud of my fellow Americans)
    An old timer, insisted he take a 100 bill so he could get some flowers for his mother and lunch...

    But the women's :faint:a bunch asked him to join them to get a bite, but he was pressed for time. One even worked for the airport asked him to skip his flight so she could take him out to get to know Phoenix, and she (BTW she worked for airline) said she could get him another one next day after they had break fast :whistling:

    Seeing that first hand all I can say is America's women support our troops, and in some case will thank them for their service by offering up some of their's :whistling:

    Throw in a service man in uniform to a group of women, they will make Black Friday at Walmart look like Church Bingo, I kid you not....

    DAMN YOU ASTHMA!!!!!!
     
  2. willie_pete

    willie_pete NRA Life Member

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    That mirrored my experience in the service.:whistling:

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  3. GreenDrake

    GreenDrake Rip Lips

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    I know, my good friend's son is graduating from MCRD San Diego today. He has a girlfriend back home that is on the fence so to speak as to commitment. Nothing special. I warned him that being 19 years old and a brand new Marine coming back to his hometown for a month is going to be something to watch. The girls commenting on his visitors day pictures are already lining up wanting to see him when he gets back.

    I bought him a gold EGA coin and am giving him the very Eagle Globe and Anchor my Sr. Drill Instructor handed me in 1988 as a welcome to the brotherhood. He is bringing me back a handful of sand from the O course. Proud of that young Marine, the ladies are going to be all over him. It's going to be a good Christmas for that Marine.
     
  4. aplcr0331

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    That certainly was not my experience coming out of boot camp. But, I was already married and this was before the WOT so nobody cared about service members comings and goings. Plus, since I'm also not a very memorable looking dude, I'm sure that played a big role in it as well.

    I'd be ashamed at all that attention.
     
  5. Annoyedgrunt

    Annoyedgrunt Dry Heat my ASS

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    Yep. I was in the USMC from Sep. '98 to '03, and it took three full years -- i.e. after 9/11 -- before I ever heard the phrase "Thank you for your service."

    I'm not saying that I joined to hear people say that; but at the time, I was like "Is this what it takes? 3,000 Americans getting killed for people to be thankful for the military that's been here this whole time?"
     
  6. John Rambo

    John Rambo Raven

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    Just buy a motorcycle. Then they'll skip all that, "Blah blah thanks for your service," crap and just ask to hop on and go back to your place.
     
  7. napp32

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    Things were a lot different during my 28 years in uniform. There were a few instances when the uniform was an advantage; but, mostly, it was better to travel in civvies.

    I am retired in a military community now. One of the interesting things around here is the concept of "contract marriages". Ad for Contract Marriage
     
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    LOL! Yeah, I see it a lot and what is so surprising? These young men and women show us what made us a great Nation. Smart, clean cut, polite, hard working, honorable, and have integrity. And six pack abs don't hurt as far as the ladies go...LOL!

    The feminization of the American male is pathetic. What percentage of young men today can bait a hook, change a tire, shoot a rifle, or hit the dirt for fifty push-ups? Dang few. We've got too many video game couch warriors. Tattoos, piercings, and leather do not a man make.

    Brad Paisley's song "I'm still a guy" and Justin Moore's "Bait a Hook" make the case in a funny but all to accurate way.

    Sorry if I'm out of touch. I'll climb back in my cave now.


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  9. Chiefret

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    Wow. Things sure have changed since I was in the service. You would be lucky to get a first glance let alone someone speak to you.
     
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    When I was in the service, everyone was in the service. No one thought it was anything special. Some didn't like it, but still did the 'right thing" serving their country.

    Many now think it is an activity that is a disruption to their life and they can't be bothered with patriotism. They are too busy with I want.

    Thank somebody that there are still people willing to put their personal safety and finances on the line for others.
     
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    I was in the USMC a long time ago. 66-70. I arrived in El Toro about 8pm and left as fast as I could for the L.A. airport to go home to Houston. On my trip back from L.A. to home a very pretty college girl got on the plane (red-eye flight about midnight) and purposely sat in my row, looked at me and smiled big. We were one of the few people on the plane.

    It definitely was an invitation to talk and I was quite tongue-tied at the moment but I found the courage to speak. I found out she had been visiting parents in L.A. and was on her way back to Bowling Green University where she finishing her junior year.

    Before we got to Houston, she had already invited me to come with her to Bowling Green promising me she and her sorority sisters would take care of me! Damn !!

    It was doggone hard to say I had to get off in Houston and stay but I had not been home in 2 years almost and my family was waiting for me.

    That was the only time I got any reaction, positive or negative, from anyone while travelling around the Country in uniform.

    Always wondered what would have happened if I would have gone on to Bowling Green!
     
  12. John Rambo

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    Whats funny is they're both new-age pansies who don't hold a candle to some real country artists.
     
  13. Annoyedgrunt

    Annoyedgrunt Dry Heat my ASS

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    In some cases, it would be open hostility; people picking fights with you for no other reason than being in uniform, or being denied service... "Get the hell outta my bar, you g'damn jarheads!" Hard to imagine it being like that nowadays.
     
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    It wasn't quite as blatant when I was in, but yes, women love uniforms. It also seemed that my wedding ring attracted more of them.

    However, the women who are impressed by uniforms won't stick around long, even if they marry a uniform. This includes cops, too.
     
  15. Dennis in MA

    Dennis in MA Get off my lawn

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    He didn't go through Plymouth, MA

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    fnfalman Chicks Dig It

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    Wait till you put on a green beret. You can't tear the chicks off you quick enough.
     
  17. KommieforniaGlocker

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    That is her best pic, rest assured nobody is missing out anything they can't find at the nearest Golden Corral.
     
  18. Annoyedgrunt

    Annoyedgrunt Dry Heat my ASS

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    Hell, if I was single and had no qualms about lying about still being AD, I'd go get a fresh haircut, dig out my blues and drive up to Phx Intl and just walk around all day.

    "Why, yes, young lady, I would like your phone number." :rofl::supergrin:
     
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    LOL! Maybe Paisley, but Moore seems pretty hard core redneck to me.

    But that's certainly an outside looking in point of view.




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  20. Whiskey Six

    Whiskey Six Marine 0369 Platinum Member

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    It's a Marine thing...:tongueout: Love the groupies.
    I was a Recruiter in a small midwestern city. Wore some version of Dress Blues every day. Oh the stories.:whistling::supergrin: