One of the things that I love about blogging is the ability for a do-over. First I'll tell you what happened.
My honey and I were at a local business on Sunday, standing in the checkout line. The checker asked the gentleman in front of us if he had served in the military. When he answered "yes," she gave him a white carnation from a vase set aside for that purpose. "How nice," I thought. "Even though it's Memorial Day instead of Veteran's Day, it's a great gesture."
I moved up to pay for my purchase. She asked my honey if he had served. Then she took my money and gave me my purchase.
Notice anything missing? That's right, she didn't ask the "girl" if she had served. Now, I look young, but not under 18!
Here's what should have happened: I should have said, "aren't you going to ask me if I served?" She would have asked, then I would have said, "No, but my best friend served for 20 years. And if it had been her instead of me in your line, she'd have ripped you a new one. Women have been serving in the military since World War II. I have a feeling that they'll not be pleased to have this service ignored."
What do you think? Should I have said it, or should I have just kept silent and let the female vet who wasn't asked tear her up?