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Posted: 1/6/2012 3:18:57 PM EST
I went to a small lunch counter on my break, there was probably 10 or 15 guys there in uniform. I have no idea what they were, but I'm thinking possibly National Guard?

Anyways, I sat down and picked up a copy of the local monthly communist newspaper; which put me in a terrible mood. But then I got thinking, the only difference between those guys and myself was that they would risk everything to save this place.

So as I got up to throw out my garbage, I decided the cookies on the counter looked awesome. I only had ten bucks in my wallet, which only got me 5 or 6 cookies, but they were pretty damn big anyways.

I walked up to their table, said thanks, and walked out.

Cool story I know. Maybe someone here thinks of this story if they are in a similar situation that's all.
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 3:20:30 PM EST
I'm sure that was appreciated. Good job OP.
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 3:22:10 PM EST
It's the thought....
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 3:23:43 PM EST
Good on you!
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 3:25:44 PM EST
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 3:28:02 PM EST
Good job OP. I always try to shake hands and say " Thanks for your service"
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 3:30:33 PM EST
Good man OP
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 3:31:47 PM EST
Those acts are appreciated and remembered. Thanks.
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 3:41:57 PM EST
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 3:46:23 PM EST
Just the fact that somebody cares enough to say thanks is all I need. Free cookies or beer are just a bonus
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 3:49:49 PM EST
Cookies are always appreciated
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 3:52:40 PM EST
I lived in Columbus, GA , for a few years after I got out of the Army. About twice a month I would have lunch at Hooter's off of exit 10. The two guys I regularly ate with and I would each try to pick up the tab of a table of Soldiers, anonomously. A few times we scored the trifecta, each of us buying a table of Soldiers lunch. Felt pretty good. Good on ya, bro.
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 3:54:43 PM EST
While at drill last year, we were out at a local mexican place eating our dinner. There were 6 of us, in uniform.
There was a kind customer there who paid for all out meals.
I was thankful and humbled.
Link Posted: 1/6/2012 3:56:45 PM EST
Originally Posted By buckmaw:
There was a kind customer there who paid for all out meals.

And then posted about it on the Internet!

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