The Weekly Beef: You Angry?


By Travis Raymond

I served my country and its president for five years in the army, but had never laid eyes on the commander-in-chief in person. When I learned that President Obama would be coming to Cleveland State, I obtained a ticket to see him.

The line to hear the President speak stretched for more blocks than I could see, and I had an impending class that I was unwilling to miss. So after being told I couldn’t stand atop the parking garage at East 17th and Chester, I joined a small group of students and perhaps one professor on top of the central garage. I was there about two minutes when I saw secret service agents walking directly toward us. I pulled my driver’s license and student identification cards from my wallet. I knew what was coming.

After verifying my service record, one of the agents asked, “Are you feeling okay? Are you angry about anything?”

About The Author

Vince Grzegorek

Vince Grzegorek has been with Scene since 2007 and editor-in-chief since 2012. He previously worked at Discount Drug Mart and Texas Roadhouse.
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