So a little background about me. I am 27, I have been with my husband since I was 14 (married when I was 17), we have 2 children (4 and 7) and we have been in the military for 10 years come Jan. 1st. He is the one that is enlisted and I am a sahm.
OK now for my rant.
I actually had some young, narrow minded, military wife come up to me today (she couldn't of been more than 19 or 20; same for her husband), while I was at the commissary, and tell me I should be ashamed of myself and that she feels sorry for whomever I am married to because of the way I look. That I am bringing him down along with myself in the eyes of others, and I shouldn't even be allowed to raise children because I am teaching them to be "immoral."
What made her say this?
Her husband made a comment about my sleeveless shirt that showed off my full sleeved tattoo. Apparently he felt that I was inappropriately dressed, even though the collar of the shirt came all the way up to my neck and the bottom of my shirt went down to my thighs and I was wearing blue jeans with sneakers.
She ACTUALLY turned her nose up at me while she proceeded to tell me I was basically just a bad person. About half way through her little insults, I couldn't help but to start laughing. It isn't that i was intentionally trying to be rude, but i was just kind of shocked that he felt the need to talk to me like that.
I let her say what she had to say and even asked her if she had anything more to add. When she said no all i said was "I am sorry that you two feel that about someone you don't even know. If you would like I will explain to you why I have so much pride in my artwork I wear and maybe you might change your minds. It could be an eye opener so later on down the road Karma won't come back for your mistreatment of other."
Well apparently that did not bode well with her and she proceeded to tell me once again that I was immorally and that her husband was Senior Airman and that she had more respect for than I do and that's why he was able to progress so fast.
So of course I was getting irritated, because my kids where ready to leave also, so I told her that I was happy for her if she thought it was all her doing that her husband made rank and that she should probably go get herself one of those patches to sew on her own clothes, just to let everyone know how great of a wife she is. And that I would be sure to run home to my measly Master Sargent of a Husband to beg for forgiveness that he wasn't a Commander.
And then I couldn't suppress another laugh, because the look in her face was priceless. I hate women that use their husbands job and position as a means to make a point about themselves. I only said what I did to prove a point to her that my husband, in no way, was being held back because of me.
She finally let it go and went back to being her husbands perfect little girl. But it really does annoy me when wives get holier than thou about other people because they THINK they are better then others.
Well that's all I wanted to say.
P.S. My tattoos are in no way offensive unless you just don't like tattoo;s. My whole arm is in dedication to my Papa (grandpa) that died 3 years ago. It is all Native American pieces, since he was Cherokee.