Eyeglasses place. One of our Chinese joints. Popular sub shop.
It looks much like your run-of-the-mill tiny strip mall, this stretch of stores where I buy egg rolls and wonton soup. China Chen is quite near Northern Pines, the course where I played with the little golf league that could for many years. And so I stopped there to bring home take-out for my dear wife Karen and I. And it’s also just down the road apiece from the store, where I toiled in the paint department. So I’d stopped a few times on my way home from work, too.
Of late, I’ve noticed a new establishment has joined the lineup.
The National Guard advertises for new candidates on the windows.
Interesting enough for me to pull out my iPhone 6.
A uniformed rep saw me and came out. He called me buddy, as in, “What’s up, buddy, can I help you?”
When I told him about this general interest blog about things I find interesting, he smiled, nodded his head, and went back inside.
I went into my Chevy Cruze, followed him into the storefront, and gave him my blog card. He shook my hand.
May they find good, strong people to serve us all.
Happy July Fourth weekend. Independence Day, ring forth.
Have you spotted storefronts for service organizations, and do you think it’s a good approach? If you’ve served, how and where did you enlist? What place in this strip would you most likely frequent, and why?