No Rosette For You

Yesterday, I stopped into an Aldi store, a global discount supermarket chain based in Germany. I lined up at the register to purchase two packages of batteries. As the line in front of me was progressing, I noticed the cashier was giving each person their change along with a tri-colored rosette typically worn on March 15th. 

March 15th is the anniversary of a failed revolution. The Hungarians, led by Lajos Kossuth, István Széchenyi, Sándor Petőfi and Józef Bem started the revolt that turned into a war against the Austrian monarchy. The goal was independence for Hungary. Most of the agitators were later executed.

The Aldi cashier must have sniffed my indifference to the holiday. All I received was my change, but no rosette. Holding back until the person behind me was checked out, the man received a rosette. I thought being passed up was another revolt in a minor manner.

Even Google is recognizing the day, so I received my rosette after all is said and done.

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