28 March 2007

God smiled on me when he sent the recruiter out to lunch

True story - I was a young 18 year old tired of pumping gasoline for $1 an hour and decided to join the Navy. I went to the local U.S. Navy recruiting office and told the one Navy type who was there that I was interested in joining up. He tossed some pamphlets at me and told me to scan them while he was "...just going to run across the street and grab a sandwich. I'll be right back!"

When he hadn't returned in 15 minutes I got up from my chair and walked next door to the Air Force recruiter and ended up serving in the U.S. Air Force for 20 years, 7 months, and 19 days.

Why post this? Because if that Navy recruiter ever reads this I would like to thank him for saving me from this!

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