I Have A Message For One Person


But y’all can read it just as well. I’m not going to yank out my soap box but I am going to say my fucking piece while it is fresh on my mind. Earlier today I was at the mall to get a new pair of shoes. It has been 8 years since I bought the shoes I’m retiring because I buy shit that lasts and I take care of them. Anyway, when it was my turn in line the young lady rang up my total, I pulled out my VA card and cash, then asked her what my new total was. Before she could do anything I hear screaming from behind me from this woman yelling at the clerk telling her that I didn’t deserve the fucking military discount that this baby killer was begging for like a dog wanting fucking scraps. I’ve been called many derogatory names in many different languages in my life but this bitch was seriously pissed off at me. At first I was thrown by her words, after a quick breath I turned to her with this, my favorite movie quote.

“As a military member, I have more responsibility here than you could possibly fathom. And that my existence, while grotesque and incomprehensible to you, saves lives. I know deep down in places you don’t talk about at parties, you don’t want me on that wall, you need me on that wall. We use words like honor, code, loyalty. We use these words as the backbone of a life spent defending something. You use them as a punch line. I have neither the time nor the inclination to explain myself to a person who rises and sleeps under the blanket of the very freedom I provide, then question the manner in which I provide it. I prefer you said THANK YOU, and went on your way”.

She, of course, stood there with her fucking piehole wide open, at a loss for words I assume, she didn’t have a clue what I just told her. I am not a person who raises his voice or hand to a woman, and in a calm voice I asked if there was going to be anymore stupid fucking shit spilling over her lips. While I stared into her lifeless eyes for a few moments she turned to her five young children and told them they were going to a different store, one that doesn’t support murderers and baby killers. I’m not an emotional man, but when I turned to the clerk I had tears in my eyes, she touched a nerve that I couldn’t control. Wanting to continue my purchase I handed the clerk my cash, she closed it in my hand and said she will not except my money. She voided the transaction and then I watched her as she bagged my box with the shoes just before she handed it to me. She turned her head, I watched her wipe tears away, and she tells me thank you, some of us will always appreciate your sacrifices to our country, we love each and every one of you, we really do.

What do you say? How do you say it? She came around the counter and gave me the most sincere hug I have felt in a long time. I left there smiling, not because I was given shoes, but for the first time ever in person, a perfect stranger openly admitted that she appreciated our military and our services to our nation. That rarely happens in our society and I got to be a part of it, I will remember this day for a long, long time.

Jiffy Lube Has Great Military Discounts


There are only two ways I will mention a company or business on The Sting Of The Scorpion and those are because I love it or I hate it. I do this for my benifit as well as yours because sometimes something has to be said, whether it is positive or negative. Since I am a personal blog without sponsors I usually don’t name/link drop unless there is, in my opinion, a good reason to do so. Now, not unlike many of y’all, I use a service company to do the maintanence on all of my vehicles, except my Goldwing. At my house this includes a Hummer H1, a Suzuki Grand Vitara, two Ford F250 trucks, and a Nissan Pathfinder. No, I don’t really have a brand loyalty, yes I would buy every one of these vehicles again if given the choice. Anyway, my point is simple, I spend a fair share of cash on the upkeep of our vehicles just doing oil changes and annual state inspections. You do the math.

Lucky for me the neighborhood Jiffy Lube is close, reasonably priced, and haven’t let me down in just shy of ten years. What can I say, I’m a creature of habit when it comes to taking care of my vehicles and 3 out 5 have well over 100,000 miles on them, the two Fords and the Nissan. I go to Jiffy Lube for two simple reasons, the great services and because of the 30% (sometimes up to 70%) discount they give for military and veterans. The perfect example and reason for this business plug is because I took my Nissan Pathfinder in today for its annual state inspection and was given a very gracious 30% discount. I’m all for saving money and I am all for supporting businesses which support our American military and veterans. It pays to shop around and it pays to find great businesses while doing so. Jiffy Lube is one of many on a growing list of businesses which show their support for the military and veterans by giving great regular everyday discounts. Thank You Jiffy Lube.