“I got worried for a minute. Thought you were a bomber. That bag was there and I didn’t know where you had gone.”
He was a man I’d guess of about 6’2” with (once) formidable biceps that had softened a bit in his years, dignified gray hair, and a goatee. He was seated at the Starbucks window counter in Boerne, Texas, with my bag next to him that had been left for about five minutes. Maybe a bit less.
“Oh…I’m sorry about that,” I tried to say lightly but with a tone of sincere apology. I knew his anxiety. “I had to wait for the bathroom, and then…” my voice ellipsed. “Gotta be careful these days, right?”
“Shame, isn’t it?”
He saw me pulling out my laptop and scooted his more to the side, giving me more room. “Need to plug in?”
photo: BootsnAll Travel
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