I met most of my friends through work, and most of those when I was working in restaurants. I spent over 20 years all told serving food in one form or another. Though I and most others have been out of the industry for several years, we have stuck together.
I received a call yesterday. It was the 18 year old son of one of my friends I met at the Keg. He was asking if he could put me down as a reference - for a job at the Keg. I can remember him waiting for his Mom to get off work, and he couldn't have been more than 5 years old. The years sure do fly by.