The last two summers I rode a rickshaw bike/cab as a summer job, but the 4 or 5 summers before that, I was at Navy Pier, taking pictures of tourists. I'm back on the pier for this summer, and I had my first day back yesterday. I really like it there. I have limited responsibility since I'm starting back at entry level, and it's not a job where I have to use my brain a lot - like my real job. What I do a lot of is getting sun, cracking jokes with customers and coworkers, and just enjoying myself.
So, as I said, I'm already in a great mood when I see the The Lobster Man walking past me on the way to hang the hog (go pee), so I said, "Hey, good to see you, man!" as if I know him personally, which I don't. He either recognized me, or more likely just played along when he said it that was likewise good to see me. Strange that I was so stoked to be back on the pier that I just blurted out how happy I was to see The Lobster Man. It's going to be a good summer. I'll be having a $7 draft with him out of a small plastic glass with him really soon, and as the beer instantly gets warm from the heat, the two of us will talk about all the men he has killed for this great nation.