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About a year and a half ago, my wife and I had an incident near Miramar Marine Corps Air Station (San Diego). We were having dinner out and a young Marine couple (at least the male was), had a couple of kids running around making spectacle. Everyone was complaining about it, and they refused to do anything, because “it is a public place”. Well, he got verbally aggressive and said “You should give me respect, I’m protecting your (the “A” word) out there”. Before I could say anything, my wife told him: “You should respect us, because we are retired military, and we paved the way for you.” This pompus (the “A” word) had the nerve to say, “Your retired, that doesn’t mean (the “S” word). Retired people are full of (the “S” word)!”
Well, at that point, the Manager kicked them out, and banned them for life. The manager said, “My parents are retired military, and this other couple is right, they paved the way for a runny nosed, pompus (cuss word for what you sit on, starting with an “A”) like you. Get out, and you aren’t allowed in here again, ever.” They took their picture. The manager asked our names, and phone number in case of an issue, and we gave it to him. Well, sure enough this marine complained, but before the establishment was banned, I received a call from the base and they asked me what happened. I told them, and guess what, the establishment wasn’t banned. I figure that the marine got disciplined for making false official statements.
My father was a Master Sgt., when the family did go out somewhere if any of us children even started to get out of line he said our name and gave us the "look". It didn't take any more for us to stop acting up. It was understood for us settle down, or wait until he got us home! As for the language, dad was also a church Deacon and did not care for such. I recall him telling another Sgt. at the NCO Club to mind his language women and children are present. I also recall visiting his retired friends when he was still on active duty, we did not address Mr. Jones as Mr. Jones he was Sgt. Jones, and said with respect. As a child the only time I didn't address a service member by rank was the coaches I had in the little league and then it was Coach instead of Sgt, Capt. Lt. or whatever their rank was.