At one time in my life, I thought I had a handle on the meaning of the word 'service.' 'It's the act of doing things for other people.' Then I heard these terms which reference the word SERVICE : Internal Revenue Service Postal Service Telephone Service Civil Service City & County Public Service Customer Service Service Stations Then I became confused about the word ' service .' This is not what I Thought 'service' meant. So today, I overheard two farmers talking, and one of them said he had hired a bull to ' service ' a few of his cows. BAM! It all came into perspective. Now I understand what all those 'service' agencies are doing to us. I hope you now are as enlightened as I am.