Thursday, November 11, 2021

Thank You For Your Service......But Not You

Today is Veteran's Day, a Federal holiday that honors military veterans of the United States Armed Forces. When Hubby Tony was still working he had the day off, and we would work hard to come up with some type of adventure. Now that he's retired and on endless vacation there was less pressure to make today memorable. We both had a list of things we wanted to accomplish, so after breakfast we went our separate ways.

I started in the kitchen, getting the pumpkin that decorated our door for Halloween ready for roasting. After I cleaned up that mess I decided to go get my hair cut at a nearby walk-in hair salon. The salon offers the option of checking in online. I found out there was a 12 minute wait-just enough time for me to get my shoes on, get in the car, and drive the mile to the location.

When I walked in I noticed the monitor that listed the people who had checked in had four names on it. I was second on the list.. There were three beauticians working, and just about the time I sat down and got comfortable one of them called my name. As we walked to her station I mentioned how busy the salon was, and learned that they were giving veterans a free haircut today.

My simple haircut took ten minutes. As I was at the cash register checking out I noticed that there were four new people checked in. I  wonder how many of them would not be paying?

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    1. I'm sure they got a lot of publicity for it.

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  2. I spent 6 years in the Army reserve. You know what that's good for? Not a thing.

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  3. This Sunday is Remembrance Sunday in the UK. The nation had two-minutes silence yesterday - 11 November.

    God bless.

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    1. I find it fascinating how each country observes the event in a slightly different way.

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  4. I think, the salon is trying to say their way of "Thank you for your service".

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  5. What a nice thing to do for vets. Hope youare happy with your cut!

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    1. It wasn't the best haircut I've ever had, but it was also far from the worst. My hair grows fast and in four to six weeks I'll be back there to let someone try again.

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  6. Nice they are doing that for vets

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