Well, I’m just piling on Massachusetts today. From the Boston Globe Sunday magazine, here’s a letter posted in the Miss Conduct column:
My son is deployed in Iraq. He has given up six years of his life as a Marine Reservist and wouldn't have it any other way. Frequently people tell me what a waste it is for my son and the United States to be in Iraq and that my son must be stupid or cruel. All I say, in a sincere way, is "I am sorry you feel that way," but in response I get a tongue-lashing. I don't bring up where my son is in the first place, I don't insult these people, and yet I am left shaking and sad. If you have any suggestions on how I can answer these people, I'd appreciate it. He'll be there until November.Click the link above for Miss Conduct’s response (which is largely “ignore them” wrapped around a subtle anti-war jab).
M.B. /// Halifax