When Veterans transition to the civilian sector there is typically not a bond that exists; a.) Naturally b.) To the same extent and/or c.) That lasts forever, no matter what. This is hard to adjust to for many Veterans as they have become accustom to what is part of being in the Military to what is not part of being in the civilian sector.
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I am very excited and call Mia. "She is giving us Christian!!!" "Calm down", Mia tells me. This means nothing. I am stunned. Mia doesn't suffer fools and if you tell her you are giving her a million dollars she won't believe it until it is deposited in her bank account. This is frustrating for me. But she has a good mind for business and bullshit and so I calm down.
Not so us. One night I asked Tarn to take me to the markets to buy things to take back home. So after dinner at Downstairs at Joes, we climbed into one of the open air taxis called tuk-tuks and headed for Patong Beach. It is hot and noisy and I am having trouble walking from the arthritis in my left knee.