I've said in the past and I will always say it; customers are the best reason to own your own business.
Chatting with customers, learning new techniques and listening to interesting stories never ceases to amaze me.
I had my buddy Galen come in today. Galen is an older gentleman who served in the military back in the 60s.
Galen told me a story about a young man in basic training who had lost his parents when he was 5 years old in a car accident. He was raised by his grandparents. While in basic training, his grandmother passed away. The military would not allow him to attend the funeral for whatever reason. Galen happened to be in charge of the men who check on the platoon day and night.
A hat was passed around the platoon and a collection was taken up to get him to his grandmother's funeral. That is not the best part of the story.
The officers did not even know he was gone! Galen and some others covered up his absence by stuffing his bed with pillows and calling his name out during roll call. I thought this was amazing.
Probably couldn't get away with something like that this day and age.
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