Tuesday, August 01, 2006

TEN COMMANDMENTS FOR MILITARY SPOUSES

I. Thou shalt not write in ink in thy address book.
II. Thou salt not covet choice assignments of other uniformed branches of service.
III. Love thy neighbor. (Tis easier if thou buyest a house on a corner)
IV. Honor thy Commissary and Exchange for as long as they both shall live.
V. Thou shalt not ridicule a local politician, for mighty senators from local politicians grow.
VI. Thou shalt look for the best in every assignment, even though the best may be The World's Biggest Cockroaches or Record Snow In One Month's Time or Most Childhood Diseases Experienced in One Year.
VII. Thou shalt remeber all they friends from all thy assignments with greeting at Christmas, for thou never knowest when thou might like to spendeth the night with them while enroute to a new duty statione.
VIII. Be kind and gentle to retired, white-hair Exchange and Commissary customers, because thou too will be a retiree someday.
IX. Thou shalt not curse thy active duty spouse who is off TAD on moving day.
X. Thou must never arrive at a new assignment and constantly brag about how everything was much better at thy last assignment.