Finally digging myself out. Here we are, almost 2 weeks later, and I’m finally posting on the first day.
The cop? He was our first customer at the new store. (Aside: I think I accidentally offended our LL when he asked to be the first customer and I told him he should arrive early if he wanted to be at the head of the line. Oops. Didn’t mean to offend. I just don’t even think in terms of special treatment and favors. Not an intentional slight. Sorry Jim.)
The kiddo and his (her) mom? They were there on the very first day, 2 years ago to the day, that Rolando and I pulled up at MIT. Can you believe that? Awesome.