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Lindsey's Blog: Episode 1
Posted: Mon 11/19/2012 11:55 AM
Well, first and foremost, let me just say that I never laughed at Traci when she said she worked at Hooters, (If anyone sees me giggling at her in the scene....please point it out to me?) nor do I care where a spouse meets her husband. That meeting at Yolanda's was the first time I ever met her, so I was surprised she was so quick to pass judgment on me. I have met someone for 30 minutes and all of a sudden I am a rank-wearer? Seriously?
I felt like I could relate to Traci and try and give her some tips so that she would not eventually go through the same thing I did. Many MANY times I had put my foot in my mouth around senior wives when I was married to a junior enlisted man. Back then, I obviously did not know better. I have learned a thing or two since then and sincerely just wanted to meet with her to talk spouse to spouse. I try to soften it up by referring to it as a joke, but clearly she was not amused. I sought my husband's advice before I called her because I knew there could be a positive or negative reaction. Clearly I got the negative reaction. But all I wanted to do was reach out.
I also think I need to clear up another misconception out there: "and this is why we don't associate" has NOTHING to do with enlisted and officer relationships in general. This is a part of the tv world where it just isn't logistically possible to show the explanation of EVERYTHING. What I meant when I said that was that I don't associate with people who talk that way i.e. cussing and yelling. I don't treat others that way, and don't associate with people who do. So that is what I meant by that comment, but unfortunately it didn't come across that way. So if any wives were offended by that, I sincerely apologize. No buts, no ifs. I respect all wives and always want to reach out and help everyone. Sometimes though, some people don't want my help. And clearly, this is their right, something all our soldiers fight for.
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