That was the standard retort to most any complaint in the early 1940s . It's true the continental U.S. wasn't attacked, but just the same, we had a pretty total war here on the Home Front. As it happens, I've never found a novel or a movie that talks about that aspect of World War II -- wartime life at home. But for instance -- last week before I eighty-sixed my '44 Syracuse yearbook, I tore out a page showing some of the University's freshman class. If you look closely, you can find one guy. Don't you know there's a war on?
I'm the one with the high and lopsided example of the hairstyle we called the pompadour. As I recall, I gave it up right after I saw this picture.