So I had pulled off the highway to fill my tank. And while I was standing there, a guy at the next pump started admiring my pickup truck. We talked for a few minutes since he seemed genuinely interested and I learned a few interesting things about him.
- He’s former Army.
- GWOT veteran.
- Single Dad.
- 17 year old daughter.
- Had to sell his truck because he needed the money.
But…but…but…he hadn’t lost his sense of humor in life. He said for 5$ he bought the Heavy Duty tag and badged his Prius** with it! See zoomed in picture below.
I liked him immensely. But what’s more important, I respected and admired him. He is a hard working man, who has to made adult decisions to take care of his family. That doesn’t get blasted on the 6 o’clock news. That doesn’t get reported on TMZ. And frankly, that doesn’t get talked about on John1911.
Well…I’m changing that.
As I type, he still has no idea who I am. I just asked for his card, took some pics and inquired about his shirt size (3x). I shook his hand, informed him to keep an eye out for a package at his home office, and thanked him for his service to our country and his family.
**Maybe the car is a Prius? Don’t know. If every MSR is a AR-15 to the media, then every bullshit-battery-car is a Prius to me. All I remember is the Heavy Duty character of the man driving it.
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