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Overheard at Casa Semper Fi

Operator:  Hello, this is (some hotel chain), how may I help you?

Semper Fi Wife:  Yes, I'd like to make a reservation.

Operator:  What days do you want to stay with us and what kind of room would you like?

Semper Fi Wife:  I'd like (deleted for Opsec) and I'd like (deleted for whatever) kind of room

Operator:  Okay, maam, is this trip for business or pleasure?

Semper Fi Wife:  Most definitely for pleasure.  My son is coming home from Iraq.

Operator:  I can't think of a better reason to take a trip.

Semper Fi Wife:  I can't either.  Thank you.

Operator:  Okay, we have you confirmed on these dates and here is your confirmation number.

Semper Fi Wife:  Thanks!!!

Operator:  No...thank you.  Please do me a favor and thank your son.  We owe them a thank you and we owe their families one too. 

Semper Fi Wife: unintelligible...sounds like crying.....

Operator: unintelligible..sounds like crying

Semper Fi Wife:  unintelligible..sounds like crying

End phone conversation....

We are almost done.  I can't wait to hug my boy.  It's been a long, (thank God) boring deployment.

 

 

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