Monthly Archives: June 2013

Back in the Jurassic Period (around 1991-92) I was a newly-minted Foreign Service Officer assigned to the American Embassy in Bangkok Thailand.

images-19One of my first social faux pas after arrival was to invite a lady to the Marine Corps Birthday Ball who, unbeknownst to me, happened to be the fiancé of the Regional Security Officer (RSO).  The RSO, “Jim,” was a former Marine himself and a heckuva nice guy.  I’m not sure but I don’t think he ever knew I invited his girl to the ball.   Continue reading

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