Thursday, February 9, 2012

The Soon-to-be Girl Soldier

    Yesterday, while waiting for the bus from the induction center, I noted a few young high school students waiting as well. These girls were obviously, clutching their induction-center bus passes, finishing a morning of processing at the center.
   One was laughing with her friend, making a TON of noise. She asked the driver of the bus (when it arrived) if her had scissors for the bus pass, which was completely unneeded, as the passes have perforated edges. In short, it was obvious that she was trying with all her might to get some attention.
   I thought to myself “I would love to see her in a year, after she has served a bit in the army. Chances are that she will be quieter, more mature, and more self assured….

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