Recruitment in Wonderland: A Pre-Christmas Riddle at the Mall

In an Arkansas mall, two Air Force recruiters, decked out in crisp uniforms, embarked on a rather optimistic mission. They hopped from store to store, their pitch as polished as their shoes, asking bewildered employees if they fancied a career leap into the wild blue yonder. I bumped into them outside the pretzel place, near my booth where I’ve setup my company for the holiday shopping month.
With my background in selling companies and hosting a podcast, our conversation quickly veered off into a cocktail of unconventional topics.
We chatted about China, and I playfully nudged about World War 3. “Not yet,” they chuckled, with a wink that said “or is it?”.
Then, diving into the deep end, we talked about aliens, UFOs, and the enigmatic Skinwalker Ranch.
I even threw in my two cents about interviewing a Chinese virologist. It was less of a recruitment drive and more of a spontaneous summit on all things outlandish and otherworldly.
I found it curious, almost surreal, that these recruiters were in a mall, pitching Air Force dreams to cashiers and pretzel vendors, just four days shy of Christmas. It’s like seeing Santa Claus at a tax seminar – out of place and oddly intriguing.
This unusual timing made me wonder: are we really just sipping eggnog and wrapping gifts, or are we tiptoeing on the edge of something more ominous?
How close are we, truly, to the drumbeats of open conflict?
Their casual dismissal of World War 3 felt like a magician’s misdirection. It left me pondering whether those bright mall lights were flickering just a bit more anxiously that day.
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James Miller

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