Sadly, I don't think this is a fake...
I've made it very clear how I feel about the term "dependapotamus", which is basically a disdainful way to describe a military spouse (usually a wife) who sits on her ass and whines about her entitlements. I think it's a disrespectful way to address spouses, especially since not all women who marry military servicemembers are entitled. On the other hand, it's pretty sad when I see a civilian wife think that she's entitled to rank or honor when she hasn't worn a uniform.
The woman in the above posting thinks the MPs should salute her. She thinks that lower ranking servicemembers and their spouses should honor her as if she wore the same uniform her husband wears. Salutes are not intended for individuals; they are intended for the uniform. So when a military police officer renders a salute to your husband, it's because of the uniform, not because of the person he is. And you do not, simply by virtue of being his wife, merit a salute.
Far be it for me to belittle the sacrifices and contributions spouses make to military careers. And I, for one, am not a big fan of the attitude that spouses who don't have full time jobs are "losers". The military lifestyle makes it difficult for spouses to maintain a career. There's little chance I could have done what I was trained to do because of our nomadic lifestyle over the past seven or eight years. At the same time, I never considered my role as an Army wife a "career". The Army never paid me and I never had any official responsibilities. I never wore a uniform. I certainly never got shot at. So why would I ask to be saluted?
To the woman who posted the above rant, yes, I will salute you... with my middle finger. Carry on!
I'm feeling a little less fatigued today, but I'm in the messy part of having a cold. Got a runny nose, a scratchy throat, and a deep cough. I'll probably lose my voice at some point. Just as well that I do, since Bill has to go back to Africa tomorrow. It'll be me and the dogs until Friday.