People send so much mail to us supporting the troops that some of it ends up becoming “community mail.” It’s great that people do that, but you wouldn’t believe some of the stuff people send us.
Take Superman, for instance. He was just loose in a box full of candy. His “S” was torn off, and he shows some signs of wear and tear, which is something the real Superman (if he were real) would never show.
The real Superman also would never allow me to tape him to the top of my monitor. Even Clark Kent would break free of that stuff.
Other folks send things like tampons in the apparent belief that you can plug bullet holes with them as has been widely disseminated on the internet. Whereas it’s true you can do that, in theory, the majority of female servicemembers use them — wait for it — as tampons!
Now, I’m not complaining that people are sending things out of the goodness of their hearts. In fact, I appreciate that people still care enough to send stuff to the troops.
What people really need is something to combat boredom. I’ve been living off of books people sent me for my birthday (thank you!). I’ve also listened to most of my iTunes on the computer.
Fortunately, my new buddy, Superman, wasn’t bored on his trip to Iraq. He had some company in the box, and now they live on my desk in harmony.