June 30, 2007
Last night and promises to be one with roving gangs of exceptionally happy people, celebrating the Country's birthday in the traditional method of imbibing large quantities of the recreational pharmaceuticals of choice. Some become loud, obnoxious, the antithesis of how we like to think of ourselves behaving, perceived around the world. Loud, obnoxious the way we think of neighbors and distant relatives. And here they come, in through the door, loud, laughing and filled with attitude because they see a uniform. That is what determines the value of a person across the counter, someone to order, feel better than.