*DISCLAIMER* There are many wonderful people who offer their sincerest thanks for service. That is appreciated. Have those of you in uniform ever been stopped by someone who falls all over themselves to offer thanks, and gotten the impression that they were doing it to make themselves feel good? Recently, I attended my sister's graduation from Georgetown SFS. Afterward, we traveled (I say traveled because the Friday traffic made it a 2 hour trip) across the river to Arlington to visit our grandfather and some friends. As we walked to the visitors center, a woman who was obviously there on some trip with a group (matching t-shirts) stopped me and made a very large and uncomfortable show of thanking me. I was quite put off, but I can be a grump so I thought it might just be me. But my sister, who is one of the sweetest people on earth, said to me "Do you ever feel like people just do that to feel better about themselves?" So...have any of you ever felt that way about the profuse public thanks?