“Dear Karen Rinehart,
Memorial Day is the day we remember all who have served in our Armed Forces. For those soldiers, we give the utmost respect and gratitude for their service. Thank you. In the time this weekend that you are not celebrating with loved ones, we invite you to come by and take advantage of the Luxury Opportunity to get into a New Lexus vehicle….”
I waited two full days to let my disgust simmer. And because too many Americans are so easily offended these days, I worried about offending this guy, you, my Twitter feed and the neighbor’s cat.
I’m over that now. Here’s my response:
Actually, Mr. Watson, Memorial Day is to remember members of the United States Military who DIED WHILE IN SERVICE to our country. On the battlefield. While in uniform. While on active duty.
I’m not alone in being tired of being offensive by just breathing. The genius behind the comic, Pearls Before Swine, illustrates this better than I ever could. For instance, here.