4th of July in Europe

So, if you’ve read the “About Me” type pages listed under the heading above (if you haven’t…. read them first.  lol),  you know I’ve lived and worked in a number of places around the world.

This isn’t foodie related, but it’s about one of my escapades while living in Europe, and its kinda funny.

While living in Europe a friend and I were on a British military base trying to find the U.S. Squadron.  The base was NATO-related and had many squadrons, and being American, we were trying to find “our” squadron.

We drove around and around, back and forth.  We thought we were in the right area of the base but it seemed to be pretty quiet for a “work” day, and we couldn’t find anyone to ask for directions, so we continued to search on our own.

After an hour or so of driving around in the same general area, we decided it was about time to extend our search in order to find someone to help us with directions, and we came across the BRITISH post office on this BRITISH air base, and we went in.

“Hi, can you help us with directions, please”

“What are you looking for?”

“The U.S. Squadron.”

“Where have you been looking?”

“Here are the directions we have.  Is that the right place?”

“Yes, that’s the right place.”

“Well, it’s really quiet and no one is around.  Is that normal?”

“No, not really.”

“It’s not?  Then, why would it be so quiet and the Squadron closed up on a work day?”

“Isn’t it a holiday for you?  (Giggle.)  INDEPENDENCE Day?  Independence from US?”  (BIG giggle.)

“OMG.  You’re right!”

Funny, and a little embarrassing, but we all got a laugh out of it, and it still makes me smile when I think of it.

Happy 4th of July!



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