They seemed so much happier as citizens
Seen in Newark International Airport, this advertisement for the Army National Guard:
As soon as I saw it, I had to wonder whether or not it was sending the message it is meant to convey.
I mean, I can’t help but think that they seemed so much happier as citizens than soldiers. Look at those happy smiling faces. They’re relaxed. Enjoying life. And now look at them when they’re soldiers.
One girl even seems to have a look on her face as though to say, “Please help me. I didn’t know what I was getting myself into. I want to come home.”
Update: I just noticed the following in my visitor log (IP address redacted by me):
It looks like someone’s paying attention.