Wednesday, November 11, 2009
A Pretty Good Day
So, I took Sarah and Willow in for their distemper and rabies shots this morning. While I was there, I mentioned that I was going to Applebee's for a free lunch. One of the young vet techs said, "I think you're awsome, Mr. ______." I told her, "I get that a lot -- from women who are young enough to be my daughter." Got to Applebee's and the line was out the door -- into the cold rain. I waited about half an hour in the rain and another half hour inside. The vets worked out a system. We passed WWII vets to the head of the line followed by Korean vets and the Vietnam vets. After that, it was every man for himself. As I was standing in line, some old guy came up to me and gave me a 1957 Eisenhower silver dollar. He said, "I think every vet should have a souvenir." Don't know why he came up to me. Maybe it was my Stargate Command flight jacket. The meal was OK. I make a better steak and I make WAY better coleslaw. But seeing and listening to all the people made the wait worthwhile. On my way out, I gave the silver dollar to a WWII WAVE. That was quite an honor. Yup. A pretty good day.