Meeting New Friends – August 10, 2011
We tend to take General Sarge out with us quite a bit. He travels well in his Army briefcase and all his goodies – pins, pens and other things like that – travel well with him too. Of course an adult carrying a briefcase with a teddy bear’s head sticking out of the top of it gets some attention too.
Such was the case over the weekend when we made a trip to the mall. On the way we stopped at Chili’s for dinner. We were given a gift card for there and we had a wonderful dinner. Our server, Cara, was wearing a really cool Hot Pepper pin with sunglasses on. Of course it’s a logo for Chili’s and I just had to have one for my collection of pins.
She was kind enough to ask her manager if there were extras and she later came over to the table and gave me one. The pin is now on another bag I carry which has a lot of pins on it. After dinner General Sarge gave Cara an Army pin and we also took a picture of Cara with General Sarge.
Our Beary Good Friends At Build-A-Bear
After dinner we headed to our favorite Build-A-Bear Workshop to pick up the new “uniform” for General Sarge which he will need for a special assignment this weekend. More about that later.
While we were at the store we met another Bear Specialist we’ve never met before. General Sarge of course loves meeting all his friends at Build-A-Bear, both furry friends and human friends! After giving Jen a “Two paws up” greeting they also shook hands and officially met one another. A lot of the great people at the Build-A-Store in Eastview Mall have heard of General Sarge and now we’re having a great time meeting them all personally.
Making new friends is always great and we are so happy to be making so many new friends here at General Sarge HQ. Of course you just never know where we might be with General Sarge in the future! So be ready, maybe he’ll see you and make friends too.
Staying Army Strong!