Gerald Anthony Martinez was born on August 22nd, 1949. Thinking I was Japanese, Gerald barked something in Japanese. When I told him I was Vietnamese, Gerald said that he had almost been dispatched to Vietnam, "but I got drunk and they didn't send me! The Viet Cong would have killed me. I would have died!"
Gerald said he just loves Orange Crush soda, 75 cents, and 7-Eleven's Big Bite hot dog, "You can get everything on it, and it only costs three bucks!"
Noticing his white hair, high forehead, broad face and black hole of a mouth, I said, "You look like my father."
"God bless you," Gerald said as I walked away.