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5 years 27 weeks ago, 9:15 AM

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Charley, a new retiree greeter at Wal-Mart, just couldn't seem to get to work on time. Every day he was 5, 10, 15 minutes late. But he was a good worker, really tidy, clean shaven, sharp minded and a real credit to the company.

One day the boss called him into the office for a talk. "Charley, I have to tell you, I like your work ethic, you do a fantastic job, but your being late so often is bothersome. I know you're retired from the Armed Forces. What did they say if you came in late there?"

"They said, 'Good morning, General. Coffee this morning, sir?'"

5 years 27 weeks ago, 9:24 AM

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humorius but sad

that the respect he had in the military does not tranlate to civilian life..once they take off the uniform nobody gives a shit

I have reasons for the things I do, just don't expect them to be reasonable
5 years 27 weeks ago, 3:24 PM

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It is so true about onces the uniform comes off no civilian or the VA gives a crap about you.

"WAR IS A RACKET, I spent most of my time being a high-class muscle-man for Big Business, for Wall Street, and for the Bankers." Major-General Smedley Darlington Butler USMC Ret. 2 time Medal of Honor winner.
5 years 26 weeks ago, 10:37 PM

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fucked up

but true

I'm just another damn yankee with a loaded gun looking for some fun!
5 years 26 weeks ago, 2:05 PM

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Greeter

The guys at work tell me that's my next job. Damn those little wipper-snappers!

It's too late for me, save yourself.
5 years 26 weeks ago, 2:12 PM

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Endurance

is a great thing. I came to grips with this in January. I just keep "smiling" when I think about how much longer their disadvantaged retirement plan will take to go into effect.

(You have to look behind all of that outer space stuff)
5 years 26 weeks ago, 8:18 AM

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Retired generals

have no worries. They end up as paid analysts or talking heads for the news agencies or corporate advisors for the defense contractors which really just means they use their military connections to get contracts. Enlisted retirees are the ones who end up in Wal-mart. I'm going for a management job at Taco Bell when I retire in eight years. "Straighten that hat!!" "Pull up those pants!!!"

"I have always been a soldier. I have known no other life. The calling of arms, I have followed from boyhood. I have never sought another." From The Virtues of War, by Steven Pressfield.

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