The Meaning of the word "Service"

At one time in my life, I thought I had a handle on the meaning of the word "Service" .......... "The act of doing things for other people."

Then I heard the terms:

  • Internal Revenue Service
  • Postal Service
  • Telephone Service
  • Civil Service
  • City/County Public Service
  • Customer Service
  • Service Stations

And I became confused about the word "Service." This is not what I thought "Service" meant.

Then today, I overheard two farmers talking and one of them mentioned that he was having a bull over to "Service" a few of his cows.

It all came into perspective. Now I understand what all those "Service" agencies are doing to us.

Revised 2013 by Larry Gentleman