December 12th, 2005


OK, now it feels like Christmas.

irpooh had someplace she had to be at 5:30, and the weather is not bad today, so we agreed that I should walk home tonight. "Stop and get yourself a little something at Shortstop," she said.

I didn't quite do as she said... I stopped at Quizno's, and got a small sandwich. The next fellow in line for a sandwich stood there in Army fatigues.

I gathered my courage and asked, "Would you do me the honor of letting me buy your meal here?"

"Are you sure?" he said.

"Hey, it's that time of year, and it's the least I can do for a soldier."

"If you want."

We reached the cash register, I paid, and he said "Thanks, and Merry Christmas."

"Merry Christmas to you, too."

He'd gotten his sandwich to go, and I was eating in, since a walk of any distance would thoroughly chill the sandwich. He headed on his way.

I felt pretty darned good.
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