by Jennifer S. - Posted Fri October 2, 2009 @ 9:21 PM
First of all, I am sorry that your husband is in Iraq. I can speak on behalf of all of us and tell you that we appreciate him for serving our country. However, that does not give you the right to belittle what the border patrol or the police do here in the states. As far as your attitude about the discounts....have you ever heard the expression, "You shouldn't look a gift horse in the mouth"? You sure took your discount but then you are going to throw a fit because someone got a larger discount than you? Maybe the person at the table next to yours should file a complaint because they didn't get one at all. I think that you are missing the point on the police discounts - when officers are eating in a restaurant, that establishment has on duty, armed police presence for that hour - plain and simple. Restaurants like to encourage the police to eat at their stores because it provides a safer environment for their customers as well as for their staff. By the way, I am married to one of those police officers that you are making mention of...guess what, he isn't able to be home with me every night. You know what else, I have to pray every time that he walks out the door that he will come back home. They are fighting a completely different war, one that is right here on our soil that has been going on longer than Iraq. None of this has anything to do with the discount, but you should rethink your choice of playing down any public safety position that differs from your husbands. I would never dream of criticizing the job that your husband does for us every day.