Originally Posted by RNR
I do not think anyone thinks they are gods or walk on water. They do however deserve your respect. They are far from overpaid and to make the simply asinine statement that a 7-11 worker is in just as much danger is just silly. Granted many never see battle but those who end up in battle face horrors that are unspeakable. How many 7-11 workers end up missing limbs? Troops that stand the line willing to die for your freedom while you sleep comfortably in your bed deserve your respect and I find it disappointing that would need to be explained to you~
Even peacetime service isnt just some run of the mill nine to five job, many sacrifices are made not only by the person, but their family as well... a lot of time away from home, being on call 24/7, life threatening hazards during training etc.
Its pretty sad that Dave has such a low, uninformed opinion of it.