Rules for Non Military Personnel 1.. The next time you see an adult talking (or wearing a hat) during the playing of the National Anthem ... bust his chops. 2.. When you witness firsthand someone burning the American Flag in protest... bust their chops... 3.. Regardless of the rank they held while they served, pay the highest amount of respect to all veterans. If you see anyone doing otherwise, quietly pull them aside and explain how these Veterans fought for the very freedom they bask in every second. Enlighten them on the many sacrifices these Veterans made to make this Nation great. Then hold them down while a Disabled Veteran busts their chops.... 4.. (GUYS) If you were never in the military, DO NOT pretend that you were. Wearing battle dress uniforms (BDU's), telling others that you used to be "Special Forces," and collecting GI Joe memorabilia, might have been okay if you were still seven. Now, it will only make you look stupid and get your chops busted.... 5.. Next time you come across an Air Force member, do not ask them, "Do you fly a jet?" Not everyone in the Air Force is a pilot. Such ignorance deserves a good chop busting (children are exempt). 6.. If you witness someone calling the U.S. Coast Guard non military, inform them of their mistake...and THEN bust their chops.... 7.. Roseanne Barr's singing of the National Anthem is not a blooper...it was a disgrace and disrespectful. Laugh, and sooner or later your chops will get busted. 8.. Next time Old Glory (U.S. flag) prances by during a parade, get on your damn feet and pay homage to her by placing your hand over your heart. Quietly thank the military member or veteran lucky enough to be carrying her...of course, failure to do either of those could earn you a severe chop busting... 9.. What Jane Fonda did during the Vietnam War makes her the enemy. The proper word to describe her is "traitor." Just mention her nomination for "Woman of the Year" and get your chops busted. 10.. Don't try to discuss politics with a military member or a veteran. We are Americans and we all bleed the same regardless of our party affiliation. Our Chain of Command, is to include our commander in Chief. The President (for those who didn't know) is our CIC regardless of political party. We have no inside track on what happens inside those big important buildings where all those representatives" meet. All we know is that when those civilian representatives screw up the situation, they call upon the military to go straighten it out. The military member might direct you to Oliver North. (I can see him busting your chops already.) 11.. "Your mama wears combat boots" never made sense to me ... stop saying it! If she did, she would most likely be a vet and probably bust your chops! 12.. Bin Laden and the Taliban are not communists, so stop saying "Let's go kill those Commie's!!!" And stop asking us where he is!!!! Crystal balls are not standard issue in the military. That reminds me ... if you see anyone calling those damn psychic phone numbers; let me know, so I can go bust their chops... 13.. Flyboy (Air Force), Jar Head (Marines), Grunt (Army), Squid (Navy) etc, are terms of endearment WE use describing each other. Unless you are a service member or vet, you have not earned the right to use them. Could get your chops busted. 14.. Last but not least, whether or not you become a member of the military, support our troops and their families: Every Thanksgiving and religious holiday that you enjoy with family and friends please remember that there are, literally, tens of thousands of Soldiers, Sailors and Marines far from home wishing they could be with theirs. While you eat your turkey, ham or steak and wash it down with wine or juices, THEY sit in fighting holes, feeling fortunate if they have clean water to wash down their MRE's. While your children say their prayers asking God to help bring daddy (or mommy) home earlier tomorrow, theirs simply ask God to help BRING THEM HOME. Thank God for our military and the sacrifices they make every day. Without them, this great country of ours would get IT's chops busted.... If you can't figure out what "bust his chops" equates to, ASK A VET. They'll gladly demonstrate for you.