Dog Tag Bakery in Washington, D.C. had a busy day yesterday. They were just making sammiches, you know what I mean? And then two swell guys, just out for a snack and a catch-up, strolled in, and for some reason everyone got really excited.
Newsweek reports (Why? What’s to report? It’s just a retiree/recent Netflix hire and his good buddy out for a meal) that Dog Tag Bakery, a veteran-run Georgetown joint, welcomed the pair for lunch. These two average guys just strolled up to the counter and ordered a bite. The bakery posted a video, for some reason. Am I missing something?
In a video posted to Dog Tag Bakery’s Facebook page on Monday, the casually-dressed fellas seem pretty pleased by the bakery selection. Per Newsweek, they had a funny little chat about their orders:
As a waiter handed Biden a sandwich on a plate, the former vice president asked if he could have some mustard. Obama pointed to the sandwich and asked Biden what he ordered.
“Hold on, hold on, what’d you get here?” Obama said.
“I got one of these, whatever the hell they’re called,” Biden responds.
“Whatever the hell they’re called?” Obama asks, before promptly deciding, “Yeah, that looks pretty good, I think I’m gonna have one of these too.”
Biden then turns to the staff serving him and says, “give the boss one of those too,” before pulling out some cash to pay for the meal.
They left with doggie bags. Sensible!
The bakery’s director of development, Lolly Rivas, told Newsweek that the visit was unplanned and that the staff was “totally surprised,” adding, “Before they ate, they really took time to say hello to all of our fellows and hear a little bit about what they’re hoping to do once they leave our program.”
The program in question: “From the early hours of each morning, our bakery is mixing up batches of handmade baked goods while providing valuable work experience for veterans, military spouses, and caregivers… The Dog Tag Fellowship program combines education with hands-on experience to create a living business school, building a bridge to employment and helping veterans and military families find fulfillment in their professional [and] personal lives.”
After the pair departed, the bakery shared a photo on Twitter, thanking the two regular dudes for “supporting our mission of empowering veterans with service-connected disabilities, military spouses, and military caregivers!”
Oh, I get it now.