Pete and I met at Starbucks about two years ago. He quickly became a favorite customer because he was so kind and easy to talk to – not to mention a good friend to have as a cop and all ;). His favorite thing to do though, I think to fluster me, was to have me choose what he would drink for the day. I have one particular memory of him too. Our store got a new manager. She was very energetic, but also very emotional. One day, she took her frustration out on me and that’s when Pete walked in. I was crying, but he wouldn’t let me escape to the back room, not until he found out who brought me to tears. I can’t remember exactly what he said to me but it was some form of standing up for me, so I let out an involuntary, wet grin and was able to put my chin back up.
I spent nine months at that store before I transferred to a new one so I didn’t get to see Pete again until we set up his photo shoot. Personally, I think he has a perfect smile! Thanks for the fun morning Pete! It was a blast seeing you again!