Yesterday was a strange day. The General and I were traveling back home and stopped for lunch. The General asked if they gave a military discount and the woman made it abundantly clear that they gave the discount “only to soldiers in uniform.” This annoyed us both. Does that mean anyone who comes across a uniform gets a discount? Well that wasn’t the strange part of the day.
Later we went to dinner. Normally we wouldn’t be eating out twice in one day but since we are moving soon we had to make other plans. So we were ordering our dinner and I asked if they gave a military discount. The guy said yes and The General showed his ID and I said “great!” As we were eating, I glanced at the receipt…no discount. Then The General decided to go for ice cream. Again I asked about a military discount and the girl said yes. Again The General showed his ID and I said “sweet!” Then as we got in the car I looked at the receipt…no discount. We tried to figure out if they just didn’t understand that The General is active military or if it was something else. I think we were pretty clear though.