Memorable Automobiles from The Past:
There are people in this world you can depend on to tell you the truth while avoiding thorns and spurs.
There are people who will spin a tale to tell the truth, WHILE OTHERS delight in ‘telling it like it is.’
There are people who enjoy seeing others squirm, as they tell the truth turning the screws to make it hurt more.
There are many times when you KNOW the truth, but KNOW there are reasons to be quiet.
True facts are considered and treated differently by our personalities. When I tell my girl she is the most beautiful woman in the world she ‘makes a face.’ My girl says I am no judge of beauty; I, on the other hand, tell her I am an expert on beauty. When I was 16 the movie stars didn’t light my candle, but Sherry Harris lit a blow torch. ;-)
I would venture to say that many of us have been HURT by the truth, told in a DIRECT way. There have been times ‘I asked for it, and got it. LOL
Liberty after weeks or months at sea is always welcome. Once a group from my division left the ship in J-ville (Jacksonville, FL) and went to the Acey-Duecy Club (FIRST and SECOND Class Petty Officers club) for a beer and to shoot some pool.
Two pretty girls walked up and sat at our table. RD1 (Radarman First Class) Stockton bought the next round of drinks ignoring the girls. (Aboard ship Stockton’s, nick name was ‘Nasty’.)
One of the girls asked snidely, “Are we intruding?” (As in: ‘Sailors NEVER ignore us?’),
To which Nasty said, ”H-ll yes you are intruding, no one asked you to sit here!”
The rest of us just sitting there shaking our heads, we knew that was just Nasty being himself.
(At least one person reading this will know ole' Nasty. Right .......ski? Were you ashore with us?)
PS: I must tell this since it fits. Sherry just called our niece Vickie to wish her a happy birthday. In the course of the conversation Vickie said her family is having a BD party tonight for her. Her grandson had whispered to her yesterday, “Nana, we have you a big birthday cake, but it is a secret!” And there again is THE TRUTH.Below from Buddy: