Andy Ross of Vancouver had a very unexpected encounter with a mother and her young daughter when he was out running errands.
He noticed a little girl staring at him upon entering the store, he does admit to having some dirt on his face from working at his construction site.
The little girl and her mother continued to stare at Andy as they ended up in front of him while he was checking out.
While he was heading toward the exit Andy saw the mother point to him.
Then she quietly told her daughter, “That is why you need to stay in school.”
Andy is a doting father and engaged to his girlfriend Jenna had some words for this judgmental woman.
He took to Facebook and posted an open letter to her revealing why you should never judge a book by its cover.
In fact, there were several things they didn’t know about Andy.
Andy’s incredible response in response to this woman’s attitude is going viral on Facebook
I know that kids are curious when they see someone, especially as dirty as I was.
As the little girl still continued to stare, her mother told her to stop.
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 every day.”
“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 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.”
The lesson for today is :
–Don’t judge people at first glance.
–Do what you love and enjoy and it never works.
– Blue collar jobs are the best jobs. They can pay great and it doesn’t always come with a price tag.
–Education is important, but college doesn’t guarantee you anything.
–Experience, hard work, and dedication allow you to be successful in your career path.
–When attempting to insult someone’s intelligence and education level, don’t allow yourself to be out educated by said dirty man.
– I need a shower.
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Published By Viraline News.