Every day, I entered a new armory. Every day, I met new people. Every day, I had to win the trust of new military personnel that were intentionally not trusting of non-military personnel in the armory. I was in secure areas and inside vaults and this made them nervous.
So, at every location, I had to assure them that I was trustworthy and not a threat. At each facility, I had to win them over. Beyond this, my return trips were then rewarding as I was able to renew those young friendships.
At times, winning them over involved bringing food in at lunch time. At other times, winning them over meant I left them alone and let them work. It just depends on the people, the climate of that particular armory, and maybe the stress level of the armory depending on world events.
Daily travel, Interesting places and people, new life stories.
I was working so hard, there was no time for lunch or restroom breaks.