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I spent 23 years in the United States Marine Corps. I lived through two wars. I flew 149 missions. My plane was hit by anti-aircraft fire on twelve different occasions. I was in the space program. It wasn't my checkbook, it was my life that was on the line. It was not a nine-to-five job where I took time off to take the daily cash receipts to the bank.

I ask you to go with me, as I went the other day, to a Veterans Hospital and look those men, with their mangled bodies, in the eye and tell them they didn't hold a job. You go with me to any Gold Star mother and you look her in the eye and tell her that her son did not hold a job.

You go with me to the space program, and go as I have gone to the widows and orphans of Ed White and Gus Grissom and Roger Chaffee, and you look those kids in the eye and tell them that their Dad didn't hold a job.

You go with me on Memorial Day coming up and you stand in Arlington National Cemetery, where I have more friends than I'd like to remember, and you watch those waving flags. You stand there, and you think about this nation, and you tell me that those people didn't have a job.

I'll tell you, Howard Metzenbaum, you should be on your knees every day of your life thanking God that there were some men – some men - who held a job. And they required a dedication to purpose and a love of country and a dedication to duty that was more important than life itself. And their self-sacrifice is what made this country possible.

I have held a job, Howard.

I just broke up with a guy I'd been seeing for almost a year, about a month ago. I cannot believe I was with this guy AT ALL, let alone for an entire year. He had poor hygiene (would pick his nose and eat his boogers, almost compulsively. Like, if we were watching a movie, he would be doing it the entire time, until I finally flipped out about 3 months ago), was just generally disgusting (he would fart and then cup it and put it in his own face.

Like almost every time he farted, he would do this, even if everyone was clearly not amused and I would tell him to stop. He even did it in front of my parents the first time I took him to their house. I wanted to die), his morals were garbage (basically, he thought like a 7-year-old, so if someone did something he didn't like, even by accident, he would do something mean and spiteful for revenge), he was absolutely dumber than a bag of hammers, yet showed no interest in actually learning anything (didn't know who our vice president was, what a liberal, Democrat, conservative, or Republican was, thought Europe was a country, assumed all Latinos were Mexican...), he was a total deadbeat to his 16 year old son (he would tell him he was going to be at family events and then refuse to show up and not tell anyone.

He also told me he loved me more than he loved his son, which made me really pissed off. Seriously, what kind of a man are you, dude?), he would use me for my money and resources (would borrow my car and then give it back with an empty tank, or would use my things and then give it back trashed), absolutely HORRIBLE in bed (only went down on me a handful of times and even admitted that it was because he was lazy, even though I went down on him almost every day.

He did not even ask or think about whether or not I got off, until I finally brought it up after like a full month of dating, then would get frustrated, yell, and punch walls or leave the room if he couldn't get me off within 10 minutes). Seriously, this guy sucks so bad. My self-esteem is absolute shit, I don't know what I was thinking.