Average Worker vs Military Man

  • Your alarm goes off, you hit the snooze and sleep for another 10
    minutes…………….. He stays up for days on end.
  • You take a warm shower to help you wake up…………… He goes days
    or weeks without running water.
  • You complain of a “headache”, and call in sick…….. He gets shot at,
    as others are hit, and keeps moving forward.
  • You put on your anti war/don’t support the troops shirt, and go meet up
    with your friends………… He still fights for your right to wear
    that shirt.
  • You make sure you’re cell phone is in your pocket…………… He
    clutches the cross hanging on his chain next to his dog tags.
  • You talk trash on your “buddies” that aren’t with you………. He
    knows he may not see some of his buddies again.
  • You walk down the beach, staring at all the pretty girls……………
    He walks the streets, searching for insurgents and terrorists.
  • You complain about how hot it is……………. He wears his heavy
    gear, not daring to take off his helmet to wipe his brow.
  • You go out to lunch, and complain because the restaurant got your order
    wrong….. He does not get to eat today.
  • Your maid makes your bed and washes your clothes………. He wears the
    same things for months, but makes sure his weapons are clean.
  • You go to the mall and get your hair redone…… He doesn’t have time
    to brush his teeth today.
  • You are angry because your class ran 5 minutes over……… He is told
    he will be held an extra 2 months.

  • You call your girlfriend and set a date for that night………. He
    waits for the mail to see if there is a letter from home.
  • You hug and kiss your girlfriend, like you do everyday……… He
    holds his letter close and smells his love’s perfume.
  • You roll your eyes as a baby cries…….. He gets a letter with
    pictures of his new child, and wonders if they’ll ever meet.
  • You criticize your government, and say that war never solves
    anything……….. He sees the innocent tortured and killed by their
    own government and remembers why he is fighting.
  • You hear the jokes about the war, and make fun of the men like
    him………… He hears the gun fire and bombs.
  • You see only what the media wants you to see……….. He sees the
    bodies lying around him.
  • You are asked to go to the store by your parents. You don’t……………

    He does what he is told.

  • You stay at home and watch TV…………. He takes whatever time he is
    given to call and write home, sleep, and eat.
  • You crawl into your bed, with down pillows, and try to get
    comfortable……….. He crawls under a tank for shade and a 5 minute
    nap, only to be awakened by gun fire.
  • You sit there and judge him, saying the world is a worse place because
    of men like him…… If only there were more men like him!!!!


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