Last night as a friend’s last night as an active duty Marine. After four years of faithful service to God and Country, Cpl Scot is heading back down to Texas. To celebrate, a bunch of us met up at the local Hooters for food, beer (well, I didn’t drink), and good times.
Last night was trivia night, too. The other end of the table formed up one team and my end formed up another. Other teams scattered throughout the restaurant had no chance against us. Or we thought. The first couple of questions were pretty much no brainers, but then we get to the fourth question and we had no clue.
What car manufacturer made the Thing?
Tim and I looked at each other with a look of confusion. A couple of companies came to mind, but it didn’t make sense. John thought Pontiac, but I knew that couldn’t be it. My dad is a huge car buff and so was Tim’s. We both jumped on our cells and called home to see what we could find out from our folks. My dad instantly said VW and so did Tim’s. Low and behold, that was it. Thanks, Dad!
The rest of the night was more trivia, Scot getting on a chair in front of the entire restaurant dancing while the girls sang, “You are my Sunshine.” I died laughing. We took tons of pictures, drank more beer (I was once again drinking some Mt. Dew), and laughed at stories of Scot becoming Colonel Crash on the bike trails.
After three hours of fun, we all headed out the door. Thus ends the Marine Corps career of Scot and the beginning of a new chapter in his life.
Fair winds and following seas, my friend.