Lesson #2 from the Republican Convention is to network with the man (men) with assault rifles.
They are your friends…
and their lives matter too.
Now you may be questioning why there were men with assault rifles at the hotel where delegates were staying. Well nothing was left to chance when it came to security. Each bus had 1 law enforcement officer with an assault rifle riding shot gun. (There could have been one at the back of the bus but I was unable to tell due to the tinted windows.)
I clarified whether the times on the chart were departure times or if they were loading times and the nice gentleman informed me they were departure times. That way I knew when to load the delegates, which was my main job.
He was surprised I took vacation time in order to volunteer, but that meant he knew who would be loading the bus every day. I also explained I am a history buff and it was important for me to be part of this historic once-in-my-lifetime event, even in a small way.
But the most important thing you can say to make friends with the man/men with assault rifles is
The man I worked with loves his job and now has a bulls eye on his back.
So Thank You to the men and women officers who carry assault rifles, Walter PPK’s, 45’s or some other caliper weapon.
The fact you go out there day in and day out putting your lives on the line protecting and serving us citizens is appreciated.
May God bless you and your families. Never forget you are being lifted up in prayer.