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Yours Truly, Mr. Constitution, has lived in Murrieta since 1989. I have lived in the Inland Empire since 1979. I was born in Southern California half of a century ago. In my hometown of Murrieta, there are certain places that everyone knows of, visits often, and are essentially staples of the community. Unfortunately, I am only now getting to know them.
With 27 years in the area, it amazes some that I've never been to the Balloon and Wine Festival, I've never taken a tour of a winery in Temecula's wine country, I've never attended any of the Rod Runs, I've not had a meal at The Mill Restaurant, and until today, I had not had the chance to have a sandwich at Benny's Subs on Madison and Los Alamos.
The place has been around for 15 years. While I was there eating my meal, I noticed that the line never gave up. As someone got their meal, another one or two would get in line - a line already with a couple folks having their sandwich made. The place buzzed with conversation, and happy diners. One can tell a lot about a business by how busy it is. The location is centralized in Murrieta, and the layout is perfect, with a combination of tables with benches, and a few tables with chairs - some high, some low.
I told the gentleman who was making my sandwich that this was my first time, and he grinned and asked what took me so long. "I'm guilty," I said. "I just haven't had the chance."
As for the gentleman I talked to, I told him about what I do (Constitution Guy. . . Radio, Classes, Public Speaking, Books), and he says, "You can advertise your books and your radio show here no problem. Put up a sheet over there. Put you flyers there."
The shelf has a plethora of things, from newspapers to business cards to flyers.
"I like to help people," he said.
I asked him what he thought about working at this place.
"I'm Benny," he said. "It's my place."
That explained him giving me permission to advertise what I do with my books, radio show, and classes without having to worry about asking the boss.
He also told me he was working on a new website, to make it interactive, and give folks a chance to advertise on his site, as well.
I have a feeling this is the beginning of a beautiful relationship. . . with the sandwiches, I mean. Benny is pretty awesome, too.
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