Driving down Lejeune Boulevard, which leads to Camp Lejeune's main gate, there is a stream of color that draws the eye. These signs are AWESOME. It's the one thing I look forward to when I think of deployments (well and him coming home, of course). The "Welcome home Cpl. _____" Signs with big hearts and yellow ribbons adorning them make me happy. And recently, there have been many more than there were in the winter.
Well, since the speed limit along the Blvd. is 55 mph and people generally go about 65, it's hard to read the signs. But since I noticed a particular sign, I've been slowing down. WAAAY down. Like "move it along, grandma" slow.
This one sign said "So happy you're home, LCpl ____!!! No need for the gym, I'll be your workout!" I had to read it again when we left base. Did it seriously say that?? I know there are bumper stickers that say "Sex deprived for your freedom" but this is blatant!
Fast forward to last week, I was pumping gas and I look at the car in front of me that has a bunch of cool looking stickers and a bumper sticker that reads "My other ride is my Marine." Another jaw drop. I'm not a prude. I'm in the business of sex-ed. I don't blush as easy as most... These admissions are bold and personal.
These two aren't the only ones! Between Dave and I we have seen about 8 signs saying things like "Capt. _____, get ready, it's baby makin' time!" or "1,2,3,4... can't wait till your cammies hit the floor." Clever? Yes. Funny? Yes. Honest? Sure... but I'm not sure that that's what I would do.
Since the Marine Corps folks are pretty conservative (not in the political way...) and formal, it strikes me as odd that one would say things like this.
Am I just being a party-pooper or a prude? Do Marines appreciate this, or would they rather have it be private?
Thoughts?? What would your sign say? Would it be Naughty or Nice?