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Gosh, Who Knew?

Last week while Lancelot was traveling, I decided I would run down to the base and do some shopping.  That decision coincided with the weather channel forecasting snow the next day.  I got up early, took care of some email business, let the dog out for one last potty trip and was walking out the door when the phone rang.

Soul sister was calling from halfway 'round the world so I put my purse down and answered the phone.  We don't get to talk to each other as often as we'd like so this was a welcome delay.  After we hung up, I again grabbed my purse, got in the car, remembered to take out my military id to show to the gate guard and took off.

There was a larger than normal number of cars waiting to get through the 100% ID check but I was prepared.  I had already pulled out my id. 

When it was my turn, I rolled down the window and held up my card.  He looked at it.  He looked at me.  He looked at it again and asked me if everything was alright.  Confused, I replied that I was.

Guard: "Well, you see, Maam, your id card is upside down.  Upside down id cards are a sign of distress."

Me:  "Oh, I'm sorry!!  I didn't know it was upside down."

Guard:"Maam, ARE you in distress?"

Me:  "No, I'm not in distress.   I'm just embarassed."

I think he was funnin' me.  Anybody ever have this happen to them? I have never heard of that before but I sure as heck won't be holding my id card upside down again.

Ever.

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