Mom Makes Fun Of Dirty Construction Worker, So He Introduces Himself And Puts Her In Her Place
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In the local grocery store or supermarket, it’s not uncommon to run into people from all walks of life. For a judgmental mother of one, Andy Ross seemed to be from a very different part of life. A part of life that the mother did not want for her child.
Ross’s story of encountering prejudice and overcoming it with grace had the whole Internet applauding. Ross made it very clear to this woman that one should never judge a book by its cover.
So I had a very interesting “educational” conversation with a woman and her daughter today. As I entered the store…
Andy Ross is a former special operations medic who recently started doing construction work (a dirty job). He couldn’t help but notice that a little girl was staring at him, presumably from all the dirt on his face from being at the construction site all day. He paid no mind to this until the mother of the girl whispered, “That is why you need to stay in school.” Ross overheard and took it as an educational moment.
Ross introduced himself to the mother and child. Ross went on to explain that he’s actually a highly educated man who just happens to work in a job where he gets dirty. While Ross should not have felt any reason to explain himself, he certainly made an impact on the two.
So I had a very interesting “educational” conversation with a woman and her daughter today. As I entered the store before I got home, a little girl kept staring at me. Which is fine. I know that kids are curious when they see someone, especially as dirty as I was. They ended up in front of me as I was checking out. Little girl still staring, her mother told her to stop staring. As they finished and headed towards the door, I hear her mom say quietly to the little girl “that is why you need to stay in school”. I figured this was a great time to educate this mother and her 7/8 year old daughter. The following is our conversation:
First, I happen to be a very educated dirty man. I not only have a high school diploma, I also have a college degree and many medical certifications. So assuming that I am uneducated because of my appearance is actually quite ignorant in itself.
Secondly, if you are telling your daughter to stay in school because I have tattoos up and down my arms, that will actually suppress her creativity and potentially hinder her imagination as she develops. Again, contradictory to your point ma’am. I am proud of my tattoos and artwork that Forrest Bateman put on my body. It’s a representation of my pride in my country and my service over multiple combat tours as a special operations medic.
Third, if you’re referring that statement to the hat (not featured) I’m wearing because it features an elk, you might not understand it. I happen to co-own Evergreen State Outdoors and am proud to own an outdoors company and support my rights to hunt and responsibly be a gun owner.
Finally, I chose to work in a construction industry. I am proud to say that I am apart of building America and I enjoy my job everyday. I tried working a desk job when I got out of the service and it wasn’t for me. I enjoy working with my hands and being outdoors. Subsequently, it comes with being dirty some days. I make good money, have benefits, and am able to provide for my family without issue. So my appearance reflects nothing to do with my level of intelligence or pursuing a higher level of education.
I left the the two with a simple final statement of “have a good day and try not to judge people before you know anything about them. Good luck with her little girl.”
Upon seeing this story going viral, many took to the original Facebook post to praise Ross for his job well done.
Andy Ross concludes the viral Facebook post with an inspiring, yet humorous message:
Today’s lesson for the day:
1- Don’t judge people at first glance.
2- Do what you love and enjoy and it’s never work.
3- Blue collar jobs are the best jobs. They can pay great and it doesn’t always come with a price tag.
4- Education is important, but college doesn’t guarantee you anything.
5- Experience, hard work, and dedication allow you to be successful in your career path.
6- Don’t be an a**hole parent who raises their kids to be an a**hole.
7- When attempting to insult someone’s intelligence and education level, don’t allow yourself to be out educated by said dirty man.
8- I need a shower.
We can agree with all of that, Andy! Way to go!
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