I recently returned to work after a year abroad with the Army Reserve. On my first day back, a visitor from headquarters took me aside. "How are you?" he asked, looking concerned.
"Do you feel all right?"
"I'm fine," I replied, nonplussed.
"Great!" he said. "I heard that you were away from work for a year because you were in a wreck."
It took a minute before it dawned on me what he meant. "Iraq," I said finally. "I've just come back from Iraq."