Tuesday, November 11, 2008

they just don't see women as Vets


Today, Applebee's was giving free meals to all Vets and active duty service members. I invited a male Veteran friend to come to lunch with my husband and me. When we walked in it was pretty crowded. I told the hostess that there were 3 of us. A man came in behind us and the hostess asked him is he was there for Vet meal . I walked up to her and told her that I was not asked if we were there for the Vet meal. She asked me if either of the 2 men I was with were Vets. I said I am a Vet and yes one of the men is also a Vet. OH. When my name was called, we were brought to a table, we sat, and menus were put down, the Vet menus were put in front of the men, so I moved one in front of me. The girl who seated us just said OH....When the waiter came, he asked the 2 men if they were going to order from the Vet menu or the regular menu. He asked to see my friend's military ID. My husband said he was going to order from the regular menu since he was not a Vet. At this point, the waiter looked very confused. Then he asked me what I was going to order from the regular menu..and I said "I am ordering from the Vet menu" he looked more confused and asked for my ID...I gave him my DD214 ( discharge type papers) and placed my order. He too said OH


My military service is one of the few things that I am extremely proud of. It really hurts my feelings when I am not recognized for the time that other women and I have given to our country. We are just as important to the military as the men are and we deserve just as much recognition as the men do.


So, Happy Veteran's Day to all the women!


8 comments:

Woman on a Mission said...

Bless you for recognizing the women. I feel they are so often overlooked.

BlueRidge Boomer said...

Thank you! Thank you!...i feel like shouting "PREACH to the crowd...sister!!" So many things we do for our nation, state, jobs and families is overlooked!

Kelly said...

People need to recognize ALL vets. I guess they just assume that women were not part of the military? Kind of ignorant arent they. Thank you for your service too. :) Hugs, Kelly

Shel said...

{{Becky}} Thank you very much! I want to cheer you on for you for sticking up for women. Thank you for the time you served!

~Shel

BRAINCHEESE said...

Sigh...ignorance and prejudice STILL alive and well in this country. Glad you "flew your flag" over the meal!!!

(BTW, I FINALLY got around to changing my link from your OLD AOL blog to here)

Linda D. in Seattle

Shelly said...

Shame on them for not recognizing you as a vet. Love ya!!

Kindyland said...

Yep...women get overlooked a lot. It reminded me of this: I told my DH this riddle and he couldn't get it...
A boy and his father get into an accident. They are taken to the hospital. The father died on the way, but the boy needed surgery. When they get to the hospital, the surgeon says, "I can't operate on him, he's my son." How can that be?

After Jeff pondered it awhile, he came in and said, "I know, he was adopted and that was his birth father."

Uhh, no, Einstein.
It never occured to him that the surgeon WAS HIS MOTHER.

Becky said...

of course...women never have the oncovnetional jobs...military, Doctors, firefighters ( we have one in our volunteers here!)....I love that riddle