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I never envisioned this amid fight for freedom

Recently, while waiting in line at a drugstore, I noticed a heavy-set guy in front of me with his pants so low that his entire underwear was displayed.

His language was about as gross as his appearance. After he was done, he turned around (noticing that I was wearing a U.S. Marine Corps cap) grabbed his crotch and smiled.

What I didn’t know was that I had put my life in peril for more than four years for America’s freedom of speech (vulgarities), freedom of expression (indecent exposure) and transmitting obscene gestures (as a sign of affection).

I guess I didn’t read the fine print when I enlisted.

Mario Bonafede

Town of Tonawanda